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Town of Northfield 
New Hampshire 




Annual Report 

For the fiscal year ending December 31 , 2008 



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Please bring this report with you to the Town Meeting Saturday March 14 at 9:00 am 

Polling Place: Pines Community Center, 61 Summer Street Northfield 

Town Election: Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm 



TELEPHONE NUMBERS and OFFICE HOURS 
EMERGENCY 9-1-1 

TOWN OFFICES PHONE HOURS 

Animal Control 286-8514 

Assessor's Office 286-7039 Mon- Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Building Inspector / Health Officer ...286-7039 By Appointment Only 

Conservation Commission 286-7039 3 rd Wed each month 7:30 pm-Town Hall 

Knowles Pond Conservation Area 286-7039 

Planning Board 286-7039 1 st Wed each month 7:00 pm-Town Hall 

Police Emergency 286-8514 

Police Business Office 286-8982 Mon- Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Road Agent 286-4490 Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:30 pm 

Selectmen's Office 286-7039 Mon-Fri 8:30 an - 5:00 pm 

Meetings Tuesday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 

Tax Collector/Town Clerk 286-4482 Mon, Thu, Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Tuesday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm 
Wednesday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Welfare Administrator 286-7039 Mon - Fri 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Zoning Board of Adjustment 286-7039 4 th Wed each month 6:30 pm - Town Hall 

FAX - Police 286-2027 

FAX - Town Hall 286-3328 

FAX - Town Sheds 286-8968 

OUTSIDE AGENCIES 

T-N Fire Station 286-4781 Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Hall Memorial Library 286-8971 Mon, Thu 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 

Tue, Wed, Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Sat 10:00 am -5:00 pm 

Northfield Sewer District 630-3873 

Pines Community Center 286-8653 Mon-Fri 7:30 am- 8:00 pm 

T-N Recreation Council 286-8653 2 nd Mon each month 6:30 pm - Pines CC 

T-N Water District 286-4213 Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Youth Assistance Program 286-8577 Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Winnisquam Regional School District (SAU 59) 

Union Sanborn School 286-4332 Mon - Fri 8:50 am - 3: 15 pm 

Southwick School 286-361 1 Mon - Fri 8:20 am - 3:15 pm 

Middle School 286-7143 Mon-Fri 7:40 am -2:22 pm 

High School 286-453 1 Mon - Fri 7:42 am - 2:30 pm 

Superintendent's Office 286-41 16 Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:30 pm 

HOSPITALS 

Franklin Regional Hospital 934-2060 

Lakes Region General Hospital 524-321 1 




2009 Town Holiday Schedule 



The Town Offices will be closed for the following days: 



Thursday - January 1 
Monday - January 19 
Monday - February 16 
Monday - May 25 
Friday - July 3 
Monday - September 7 
Monday - October 12 
Wednesday - November 1 1 
Thursday - November 26 
Friday - December 25 



New Years Day 
Civil Rights Day 
Presidents Day 
Memorial Day 
Independence Day 
Labor Day 
Columbus Day 
Veterans Day 
Thanksgiving 
Christmas 



2009 Dates to Remember 



January 1 
January 2 1 
February 3 
February 23 
March 1 
March 10 
March 10 
March 14 
April 1 
April 15 
April 15 
May 15 
December 



Fiscal year begins 

Filing Period for Town Offices 

Last day to petition for Warrant Article 

Last day for selectmen to post warrant RSA 39:5; 669:2 

Last day to file application for an abatement for 2008 tax year 

Town Meeting (election) 

Deadline to accept completed absentee ballots 5:00 pm RSA 669:29 

Town Meeting (business portion) 

All property assessed to owner this date 

Last day to apply for current land use, tax exemptions, and credits 

Last day for taxpayer to file report of excavated material 

Last day for taxpayer to file report of all timber cut 

31Fiscal year closes 






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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Elected Officials 1 

Boards, Commissions, Committees 3 

Town Employees 5 

Federal, State, County Elected Officials 6 

2009 Town Warrant 7 

2009 Recommended Budget 9 

Financial Reports 

Selectmen's Report 21 

2008 Town Meeting Minutes 24 

Auditors Report 29 

Selectmen's Accounts 30 

Tax Collectors Report 31 

Town Clerks Report 32 

Trustees of Trust Funds Report 33 

2008 Schedule of Town Property 35 

2008 Schedule of Town Vehicles & Equipment 35 

Tax Rate Comparison 36 

2008 DRA Summary of Valuation 37 

Capital Improvements Plan 39 

Department Reports 

Police Department 42 

Animal Control 45 

Highway Department 46 

Recycling Reports 51 

Welfare Administrator 54 



Land Use and Planning Reports 

Code Enforcement Officer 55 

Energy Committee 56 

Planning Board 57 

Zoning Board 60 

Conservation Commission 63 

Lakes Region Planning Commission 64 

Tilton & Northfield Shared Department Reports 

Hall Memorial Library 67 

Park Cemetery 70 

Pines Community Center 71 

Old Home Day 73 

T-N Water District 75 

Other Agency / Organizations 

Northfield Sewer District 76 

Upper Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee 77 

Youth Assistance Program 79 

University of NH Cooperative Extension 81 

Visiting Nurse Association of Franklin 82 

Child and Family Services 83 

Tilton - Northfield Fire District 

2009 Fire District Warrant 84 

2009 Fire District Budget 86 

Report of Fire Chief 93 

Treasurer's Report 95 

2008 District Meeting Minutes 96 

Forrest Fire Report 104 

Vital Statistics 

Births 106 

Marriages 107 

Deaths 109 




Elected Town Officials Term Expires 



Glen Brown, Chair, Selectman 2009 

Debra Shepard, Selectman 2010 

Stephen Bluhm, Selectman 2011 

Scott McGuffm, Moderator 2010 

Kent Finemore, Asst. Moderator Appointed 

Roland Seymour, Treasurer 2009 

Cindy Caveney, Town Clerk/Tax Collector 201 1 

Terry Steady, Chair, Supervisor of the Checklist 2013 

Elaine Lamanuzzi, Supervisor of the Checklist 2010 

Margaret Labrecque, Supervisor of Checklist 2014 

Ronald P. Mills, Sr., Trustee of Trust Funds 2009 

Scott Caveney, Trustee of Trust Funds 2010 

Polly Fife, Trustee of Trust Funds 2011 




HALL MEMORIAL LIBRARY TRUSTEES 

Leif Martinson, Trustee Life 

Eliza Conde,Trustee Life 

Nell Grant, Trustee Life 

Tom Fulweiler, Trustee 2010 

Chris D'Amore, Trustee 2010 



WINNISOUAM REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD 

Jonathan Dupuis, Northfield 2009 

Patricia Sawicki, Northfield 2009 

Cynthia Chapin, Northfield 2011 

Nina Gardner, Vice Chair, Sanbornton 2009 

Lynn Chong, Sanbornton 2010 

Sean Goodwin, Sanbornton 201 1 

Mike Gagne, Chair, Tilton 2009 

Jason Stock, Tilton 2010 

Kevin Washburn, Tilton 2011 



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NORTHFIELD SEWER DISTRICT 

Roland Seymour, Commissioner 2009 

Thomas Beaulieu, Commissioner 2009 

George Flanders, Commissioner 2009 

Robin Steady, Moderator 2009 



TILTON NORTHFIELD WATER DISTRICT 

Scott Davis, Commissioner 2009 

Roland Seymour, Commissioner 2010 

Heber Feener, Commissioner 2011 

Carol Chase, Clerk 2009 

Glen Brown, Treasurer „ 2009 

James Shepard, Moderator 2009 



TILTON/NORTHFIELD FIRE DISTRICT 

Kevin Waldron, Chair Commissioner 2010 

Robert Watson, Commissioner 2009 

Paul Auger, Commissioner 2011 

Roland C. Seymour, Treasurer 2009 

Kent Finemore, Moderator Appointed 

Katine Lemay, Clerk Appointed 

Stephen M. Carrier, Chief Appointed 



TILTON NORTHFIELD RECREATION COUNCIL 

Rose-Marie Welch, President 2009 

Melissa D'Abbraccio, Vice President 2010 

Doreen Tilton, Secretary 2009 

NikkiRoy 2009 

Shirley Curdie, Treasurer 2010 

Cindy Beaulieu 2010 

Jennifer Haskins 2010 

Chris Hampe 2010 






sf "• Boards, Commissions 

[ and Committees Term Expires 




BUDGET COMMITTEE 

George Corliss, Jr., Chairperson 2010 

Patricia Sawicki 2009 

LisaSwancott 2009 

Leif Martinson 2010 

Ross Cunningham 2011 

Linda Pardy 2011 

Debra Shepard, Selectman Representative 



CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM COMMITTEE 

(Annual Appointments) 
Fran LaBranche, Chair, Planning Board Rep Ed Weingartner, Public Member 

Steve Bradbury, ZBA Rep Dennis Allen, Public Member 

Lisa Swancott, Budget Comm. Rep Vacant, Public Member 

Stephen Bluhm, Selectman Representative 



CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

Cathy Thibeault, Chairperson 2011 

Richard Bellerose 2010 

JaredTeutsch 2010 

Diane Moreau 2009 

Kevin Fife 2009 

David Krause (Alternate) 2011 



ENERGY COMMITTEE 

Wayne Crowley, Chair 2010 

Phil Cain 2010 

Eliza Conde 2010 

David Liberatore 2010 

Steve Morin 2010 

Cathy Thibeault 2010 

Pat Tucker 2010 



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FIRE DISTRICT BUDGET COMMITTEE 

Donald Stevens, Chair, Northfield 2010 

Dennis Allen, Northfield 2009 

Vacant, Northfield 

Karl Barnard, Secretary, Tilton 2009 

Vicy Virgin, Tilton 2010 

Charlie Hall, Tilton 2011 



LAKES REGION PLANNING COMMISSION 
NORTHFIELD REPRESENTATIVE TO THE COMISSION 

Douglas Read 2009 



PLANNING BOARD 

Michelle Bonsteel, Chairperson 2011 

Christopher Hunt 2009 

Francis LaBranche 2009 

Douglas Read 2010 

Richard Maher 2010 

Wayne Crowley 2011 

George Beaulieu, Alternate 2009 

David Flynn, Alternate 2010 

Glen Brown, Selectman Representative 



UPPER MERRIMACK RIVER LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE 
NORTHFIELD REPRESENTATIVES 

Harry Anderson 
William Dawson 



ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 

Kent Finemore, Chairperson 2010 

Steven Bradbury 2009 

David Liberatore 2010 

Polly Mills Fife 2011 

Keith Murray 2011 

Stephen Bluhm, Selectman Representative 



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Town of Northfield Employees 




TOWN HALL 



Town Administrator 

Account Clerk/Secretary 

Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector 

Welfare Administrator 

Code Enforcement Officer/Health Officer 

Land Use Secretary 



Glenn Smith 
Stephanie Giovannucci 
Vicki Hussman 
Sharon Stephen 
Dana Dickson 
Eliza Conde 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 



Chief 

Sergeant 

Sergeant 

Detective/Juvenile Officer 

Police Officer 

Police Officer 

Police Officer 

Police Officer 

Police Officer 

Police Officer 

Administrative Asst./Pt. Police Officer 

Part Time Office Assistant 

Part Time Police Officer 

Part Time Police Officer 

Part Time Police Officer 



Stephen P. Adams 

Timothy M. Dow 

John R. Raffaelly 

Kenneth A. Pierce, III 

Jennifer L. Adams 

Brian J. Brown 

Abraham J. Gilman 

Michael G. Hutchinson 

James Mclntire 

Vacant 

Sally L. Robert 

Vacant 

Richard D. Arell, Jr. 

Geoffrey R. Ziminsky 

Stacie L Fiske 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 



Highway Superintendent 

Assistant Highway Superintendent 

Heavy Equipment Operator 

Light Equip. Op. /Truck Driver 

Laborer/Truck Driver 

Bid. & Grounds Supervisor/Truck Driver 

Mechanic 

Laborer/Truck Driver 

Recycling Attendant/Laborer 

Recycling Attendant/Laborer 

Administrative Assistant 



Michael Summersett 
Bruce Brown 
Harold (Peter) Fife 
Sumner (Sonny) Weeks 
Charles Beckley 
Thomas Jordan 
Anthony Unger 
Erick Pease 
David Shaw 
Michael Kimball 
Margaret (Peg) Shepard 



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Federal, State and County Elected Officials 




UNITED STATES SENATE 

Senator Judd Gregg, Washington DC Office, 

393 Russell Senate Office Bldg. Washington, DC 20510, (202)224-3324, 

www.gr egg.s enat e.gov/public 

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Washington DC Office, 

G55 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510, (202)224-2841, 

www.shaheen.senate.qov 

UNITED STATE HOUSE OF RE PRE SEN ATI VES 

Congressman Paul Hodes, District #2 (Northfield is in District #2), Washington Office Address 

506 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC 20515 (202) 225-5206 http://hodes.house.gov/ 
Congressman Carol Shea-Porter, District #1, Washington Office Address 

508 Longworth HOB Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-5456 http://shea-porter.house.gov/ 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 
Governor 

John Lynch, State House, 25 Capital Street Concord, NH 03301, 271-2121, 

Website: ww w.nh.gov/governor/ 

Executive Councilor District #2 

John D. Shea, 8 Mclntire Road Nelson, NH 03457, 847-9008, Email jshea@nh.gov 

State Senator District #7 

Harold Janeway, 225 Tyler Road Webster, NH 03303, 271-3041, harold.ianeway@leg.state.nli.us 

STATE REPRESENATIVES MERRIMACK DISTRICT #6 

Hon. Joy K. Tilton, 4 Hill Street Northfield, NH 03276, 286-8806 

Hon. Deborah H. Wheeler, 38 Bay Street Northfield, NH 03276, 286-8212, 

Email: deborah.wheeler@leg. state. nh. us 
Hon. Frank Tupper, PO Box 92 Canterbury, NH 03224, 783-41 10, 

Email: frank. titpper@leg.state.iili.us 
Hon. Claire D. Clark. 437 Daniel Webster Highway Boscawen, NH 03303, 796-2268 
Hon. Priscilla Parmenter Lockwood, 435 N. West Road Canterbury, NH 03224, 783-4349, 

Email: priscillalockwood@verizoii.net 
Hon. Maureen Baxley, 437 Daniel Webster Highway Boscawen, NH 03303, 796-2268 

MERRIMACK COUNTY \ 

County Commissioner District #2 

Bronwyn Asplund- Walsh, 4 Court Street Concord, NH 03301, 228-0331 
County Treasurer: Leo Bernier, 4 Court Street Concord, NH 03301, 228-0331 
Sheriff Scott E. Hilliard, 163 North Main Street Concord, NH 03301, 225-5451 
County Attorney: Dan St. Hilaire, 4 Court Street Concord, NH 03301, 228-0529 
Register of Deeds: Kathi L. Guay, 163 North Main Street Concord, NH 03301, 228-0101 
Register of Probate: Jane Bradstreet, 163 North Main Street Concord, NH 03301, 224-9589 



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WARRANT FOR THE TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-NINTH 
NORTHFIELD TOWN MEETING 2009 

To the inhabitants of the Town of Northfield, in the County of Merrimack, in the State of New 
Hampshire, qualified to vote in Town Affairs: 

You are hereby notified to meet at the Pines Community Center, Dearborn Road, on the 10 th 
day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand and nine at 10:00 in the forenoon to act 
upon the following subjects. The polls will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

ARTICLE l:To choose all necessary Town Officers, Tilton-Northfield Fire District Officers and 
Winnisquam Regional School District Officers for the ensuing year. 

And on the 14* day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand and nine at nine o'clock in the 
forenoon at the Pines Community Center, Dearborn Road, Northfield to act upon the following 
subjects: 

ARTICLE 2: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $75,000 to be deposited 
in the SAR (State Aid Reconstruction Projects) Capital Reserve Fund for the purpose of 
making improvements to Bean Hill Road. The Budget Committee and the Selectmen 
recommend approval of this article. (Majority vote is required for adoption). 

ARTICLE 3: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to enter into a two (2) year 
lease/purchase agreement for the replacement of a 1990 8 yard International 4900 
Truck in the Highway Department and to raise and appropriate the sum of $75,000 as 
the first year's payment. The total cost of this equipment is $115,047. This 
lease/purchase agreement contains a non-appropriation clause. (Majority vote required 
for adoption) 

ARTICLE 4: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to replace a 2002 Ford 
Expedition 4x4 in the Police Department and to raise and appropriate $27,900 for this 
purpose. (Majority vote is required for adoption). 

ARTICLE 5: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to replace a police cruiser in 
the Police Department and to raise and appropriate $25,669 for this purpose. (Majority 
vote is required for adoption). 

ARTICLE 6: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $7,000 for repair of 
retaining walls and other stabilization work for the Island, such funds to be used as a 
local match to a Hazard Mitigation Grant. This is a special, non lapsing warrant article 
and the funds shall not lapse until the entire project is completed or by December 31, 
2011 whichever is sooner. Total project cost is $220,000; Northfield's portion of the 
local match is anticipated to be $13,500, with the remaining funds to be requested in 
2010. This appropriation is contingent upon the Town of Tilton raising and 
appropriating the same amount. The Budget Committee and the Selectmen recommend 
approval of this article. (Majority vote is required for adoption). 



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ARTICLE 7:To see if the Town will vote raise and appropriate $900 to increase the Selectmen's 
annual compensation by $300 per Selectman. 



ARTICLE 8: To see if the Town will vote to modify the income limit for an elderly exemption 
(RSA72:39-b) effective April 1, 2009 to reflect increases in Social Security benefit 
payments awarded since the limits were last modified in 2005 as follows: 





Increase From: 


To: 


Single Persons 


$28,500 


$31,800 


Married Couple 


$38,500 


$43,000 


(combined income) 







ARTICLE 9: To see if the Town will vote to modify the exemption amounts for elderly and disabled 
residents meeting the established income limit effective April 1 , 2009 to reflect changes 
in property values reflected in recent assessments as follows: 





Increase From: 


To: 


Elderly 65-74 


$50,000 


$ 75,000 


Elderly 75-79 


$60,000 


$ 80,000 


Elderly 80+ 


$90,000 


$115,000 


Disabled 


$50,000 


$ 65,000 



ARTICLE 10: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the budget committee 
recommended sum of $3,303,041 for general municipal operations. This article does 
not include special or individual articles listed above. (Majority vote required). 

ARTICLE 11: To see if the Town shall vote to elect members of the Budget Committee, commencing 
with election to staggered terms in March 2010 pursuant to RSA 32:15111 and to 
authorize the Moderator to appoint budget committee members to serve until the annual 
meeting of March 2010, pursuant to RSA 32:15111. 

ARTICLE 12: To see if the Town will vote to discontinue and relinquish all interest therein a 0.058 
mile Class V Road known as Old Rt. 3B, located off of Concord Road. (Majority vote 
required for adoption.) 

Given under our hands and seal this 10 th day of February in the year of our Lord, two thousand and 
nine. 

j 
SELECTMEN OF NORTHFIELD, NH Glen Brown, Chair; Debra Shepard; Stephen Bluhm 



A true copy of warrant attest: 

SELECTMEN OF NORTHFIELD, NH Glen Brown, Chair; Debra Shepard; Stephen Bluhm 



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To the Taxpayers of the Town of Northfield: 

We are pleased to present you with Northfield' s 2009 proposed budget. You don't need us to tell 
you that we are going through difficult economic times. The federal government has declared 
that we are in a recession, jobs are disappearing throughout our region and there are many who 
say that things will get worse before it gets better. 

The economic downturn has not left Northfield unscathed. We anticipate that town revenues 
will fall by about $84,000 in 2009, largely the result of decreases in interest, sale of recyclables, 
and motor vehicle income. 

It is with these thoughts in mind that we, working with the Budget Committee and our 
Department Heads, have prepared this spending plan. We think that it is a responsible plan that 
provides for the continuation of basic municipal services through 2009. Overall, we are 
proposing that spending be reduced by $118,000 from 2008 levels. This is the result of 'big 
ticket' reductions that include spending less on capital programs, assessing and debt service, as 
well as the cumulative effect many smaller cost reduction efforts we have put in place in 2008. 
We are proposing no reduction of services in 2009. Instead, we remain committed to providing 
Northfield citizens with the excellent town services in the most economical means possible. 

Included in the proposal are several items that will be presented to you as separate warrant 
articles. These include replacing a police cruiser, a 4x4 in the Police Department and an eighteen 
year old truck in the Highway Department. 

We look forward to discussing this proposal with you at Town Meeting. 



Northfield Board of Selectmen 

Glen Brown, Chair Debra Shepard 



Stephen Bluhm 



2009 PROPOSED BUDGET SUMMARY 






2008 




2008 




2009 




2009 












Budget 




Actual 


Selectmen 


Budget ( oinni. 








Account Description 


Approved 


Unaudited 




Recom. 


Approved 


Variance 


% 


Revenues 
























Other Taxes 


$ 


120,800 


$ 


7,539,986 


$ 


113,110 


$ 


113,110 


$ 


(7,690) 


-6.37% 


Lie, Permits & Fees 


$ 


765,450 


$ 


744,042 


$ 


753,150 


$ 


753,150 


$ 


(12,300) 


-1.61% 


From Other Gov. 


$ 


384,510 


$ 


403,882 


$ 


402,549 


$ 


402,549 


$ 


18,039 


4.69% 


Charges for Services 


S 


113,700 


$ 


127,298 


$ 


87,800 


$ 


87,800 


$ 


(25,900) 


-22.78% 


Misc. Revenues 


S 


177,420 


$ 


185,360 


$ 


120,900 


$ 


120,900 


$ 


(56,520) 


-31.86% 


Total Revenues 


$ 


1,561,880 


$ 


9,000,568 


$ 


1,477,509 


$ 


1,477,509 


$ 


(84,371) 


-5.40% 


Expenses 
























General Government 


$ 


582,543 


$ 


622,677 


$ 


531,230 


$ 


531,230 


$ 


(51,313) 


-8.81% 


Public Safety 


$ 


913,614 


$ 


890,975 


$ 


904,513 


$ 


904,513 


$ 


(9,101) 


-1.00% 


Highway & Sanitation 


$ 


1,417,196 


$ 


1,365,389 


$ 


1,225,377 


S 


1,225,355 


$ 


(191,841) 


-13.54% 


Health & Welfare 


$ 


161,856 


$ 


169,813 


$ 


199,983 


$ 


197,886 


$ 


36,030 


22.26% 


Culture and Recreation 


$ 


184,075 


$ 


178,707 


$ 


186,925 


$ 


186,925 


$ 


2,850 


1.55% 


Cons. & Econ. Dev. 


$ 


1,100 


$ 


1,254 


$ 


1,100 


$ 


1,100 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


Debt Service 


$ 


136,076 


$ 


142,966 


$ 


102,932 


$ 


102,932 


$ 


(33,144) 


-24.36% 


Capital Outlay 


$ 


235,769 


$ 


239,903 


$ 


288,669 


$ 


288,669 


$ 


52,900 


22.44% 


Trans. To Capital Fund 
Total Expenses 


$ 


- 


s 


- 


$ 75,000 
$ 3,515,729 


$ 
$ 


75,000 
3,513,610 


$ 
$ 


75,000 
(118,619) 


NA 
-3.27% 


$ 


3,632,229 


$ 


3,611,683 


Projected Property Tax 


$ 


2,070,349 




- 


$ 


2,038,220 


$ 


2,036,101 


$ 


(34,248) 


-1.65% 



COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF REVENUES 







2008 




2008 




2009 




2009 


Variance 


% 




I 


3udget 




Actual 


Selectmen 


Budget Comm. 


Under 


Under 


Account Description 


Approved 


Unaudited 


Recom. 


Approved 


(Over) 


(Over) 


Current Yr Property Taxes 


$ 


_ 


$ 6,658,295 


$ 


_ 


$ 


_ 


$ 


_ 


NA 


Property Tax Prior Year 


$ 


- 


$ 


794,557 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


NA 


Current Use Penalty Current Yr 


$ 


16,000 


$ 


1 0,490 


$ 


10,500 


$ 


10,500 


$ 


(5,500) 


-34.38% 


Current Use Penalty Prior Yr 


$ 


- 


$ 


420 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


NA 


Timber Yield Tax 


$ 


7,500 


$ 


9,965 


$ 


10,000 


$ 


10,000 


$ 


2,500 


33.33% 


Payments in Lieu of Taxes 


$ 


37,000 


$ 


1 5,788 


$ 


37,000 


$ 


37,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


Excavation Tax 


$ 


300 


$ 


57 


$ 


100 


$ 


100 


$ 


(200) 


-66.67% 


Interest on Property Taxes 


$ 


60,000 


$ 


50,404 


$ 


55,000 


$ 


55,000 


$ 


(5,000) 


-8.33% 


Interest on Current Use Taxes 


$ 


- 


$ 


10 


$ 


10 


$ 


10 


$ 


10 


NA 


Total Taxes 


$ 


120,800 


$ 7,539,986 


$ 


113,110 


$ 


113,110 


$ 


(7,690) 


-6.37% 


Licenses/Permits/Fees 
























Licenses/Permits/Fees 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


3,483 


$ 


3,100 


$ 


3,100 


$ 


100 


3.33% 


Cable Franchise Fee 


$ 


25,300 


$ 


25,354 


$ 


25,300 


$ 


25,300 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


UCC Filings & Certificates 


$ 


1,100 


$ 


825 


$ 


850 


$ 


850 


$ 


(250) 


-22.73% 


Motor Vehicle Registration 


$ 


700,000 


$ 


679,335 


$ 


688,700 


$ 


688,700 


$ 


(11,300) 


-1.61% 


Motor Vehicle Titles 


$ 


1,800 


$ 


1,762 


$ 


1,800 


$ 


1,800 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


Municipal Agent Fees 


$ 


16,800 


$ 


1 6,233 


$ 


16,300 


$ 


16,300 


$ 


(500) 


-2.98% 


Boat Registrations 


$ 


1,200 


$ 


1,517 


$ 


1,400 


$ 


1,400 


$ 


200 


16.67% 


OHRV Registrations 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


3,433 


$ 


3,400 


$ 


3,400 


$ 


400 


13.33% 


Building Permits 


$ 


5,500 


$ 


4,200 


$ 


4,600 


$ 


4,600 


$ 


(900) 


-16.36% 


Dog Licenses 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


5,092 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


Vital Statistics 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


2,808 


$ 


2,700 


$ 


2,700 


$ 


200 


8.00% 


Other Licenses & Permits 


$ 


250 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(250) 


-1 00.00% 


Total Lie, Permits & Fees 


$ 


765,450 


$ 


744,042 


$ 


753,1 50 


$ 


753,150 


$ 


(12,300) 


-1.61% 


Rev. From Other Governments 
























NH-Shared Revenue Block 


$ 


63,477 


$ 


63,477 


$ 


63,477 


$ 


63,477 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


NH Meals & Rooms Tax 


$ 


213,000 


$ 


226,417 


$ 


226,000 


$ 


226,000 


$ 


13,000 


6.10% 


Highway Block Grant 


$ 


107,973 


$ 


107,606 


$ 


113,000 


$ 


113,000 


$ 


5,027 


4.66% 


Forest Land Reimbursement 


$ 


10 


$ 


10 


$ 


10 


$ 


10 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


Railroad Reimbursement 


$ 


50 


$ 


62 


$ 


62 


$ 


62 


$ 


12 


24.00% 


Disaster Relief 


$ 


- 


$ 


2,821 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


NA 


Highway Safety Grant 


$ 


- 


$ 


3,489 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


NA 


Total From Other Gov. 


$ 


384,510 


$ 


403,882 


$ 


402,549 


$ 


402,549 


$ 


18,039 


4.69% 


Charges for Services 
























Misc Income 


$ 


6,000 


$ 


7,755 


$ 


6,000 


$ 


6,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


PDMisc Income 


$ 


200 


$ 


587 


$ 


300 


$ 


300 


$ 


100 


50.00% 


PD Special Detail 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


8,768 


$ 


2,000 


$ 


2,000 


$ 


(1,000) 


-33.33% 


Welfare Reimbursements 


$ 


6,000 


$ 


2,935 


$ 


2,000 


$ 


2,000 


$ 


(4,000) 


-66.67% 


Planning/Zoning Fees 


$ 


7,000 


$ 


1 1 ,558 


$ 


7,000 


$ 


7,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


Dump Fees 


$ 


16,000 


$ 


1 1 ,560 


$ 


11,400 


$ 


1 1 ,400 


$ 


(4,600) 


-28.75% 


Sale of Recyclables 


$ 


15,000 


$ 


14,321 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


(10,000) 


-66.67% 



10 



COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF REVENUES 







2008 




2008 




2009 




2009 


Variance 


0/ 

/o 






Budget 




Actual 


Selectmen 


Budget Comm. 




Under 


Under 


Account Description 


Approved 


Unaudited 


I 


Recom. 


i 


Approved 


t 


Over) 


(Over) 


Sale of Metal Recyclables 


$ 


10,500 


$ 


1 6,425 


$ 


4,100 


$ 


4,100 


$ 


(6,400) 


-60.95% 


Commercial Tipping Fees 


$ 


50,000 


$ 


51,702 


$ 


50,000 


$ 


50,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


Sale of Property 


$ 


- 


$ 


1,687 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


NA 


Total Charges for Services 


$ 


113,700 


$ 


127,298 


$ 


87,800 


$ 


87,800 


$ 


(25,900) 


-22.78% 


Miscellaneous Revenues 
























Interest-Checking Account 


$ 


55,000 


$ 


1 3,828 


$ 


17,000 


$ 


17,000 


$ 


(38,000) 


-69.09% 


Interest NHPDIP 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


2,174 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


(2,500) 


-50.00% 


Fines & Forfeits 


$ 


2,400 


$ 


6,363 


$ 


5,400 


$ 


5,400 


$ 


3,000 


1 25.00% 


Other Reimbursements 


$ 


300 


$ 


13,830 


$ 


15,000 


$ 


15,000 


$ 


14,700 


4900.0% 


Property/Liability 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


NA 


Insurance Reimbursements 


$ 


74,700 


$ 


86,367 


$ 


41,000 


$ 


41,000 


$ 


(33,700) 


-45.11% 


Gasoline Reimbursement 


$ 


40,000 


$ 


53,615 


$ 


40,000 


$ 


40,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


Donations 


$ 


20 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(20) 


-1 00.00% 


Donations - Police Tasers 


$ 


- 


$ 


9,183 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


NA 


Total Misc. Revenues 


$ 


177,420 


$ 


185,360 


$ 


120,900 


$ 


120,900 


$ 


(56,520) 


-31.86% 


General Fund Total 


$ 


1,561,880 


$ 9,000,566 


$ 1,477,509 


$ 


1,477,509 


$ 


(84,371) 


-5.40% 



Property Valuation and the Town Portion of the Tax Rate 

Many factors, such as new construction, abatements, etc., impact Northfield's property 
valuation. Undoubtedly by the time the next tax rate is set our property valuation will not be 
the same as it is today. That said, the following information is provided to help you analyze 
the relationship between property valuation, spending and the tax rate. 



At today's valuation: 



At today's valuation: 



$0.01 on tax rate raises $3,539 
$0.10 on the tax rate raises $35,396 
$0.25 on the tax rate raises $88,490 
$1.00 on the tax rate raises $353,960 

To raise $10,000 you need to increase the tax rate by $0.0283 
To raise $50,000 you need to increase the tax rate by $0.1425 
To raise $100,000 you need to increase the tax rate by $0,283 



11 



COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Account Description 



2008 


2008 


2009 


2009 


Variance 


% 


Budget 


Actual 


Selectmen 


Budget Comm 


Under 


Under 


approved 


Unaudited 


Recom. 


Approved 


(Over) 


(Over) 



GENERAL GOVERNMENT 



Executive 

Selectmen Salaries 

FICA 

Medicare 

Professional Services 

Advertising 

Dues/Subscriptions 

Miscellaneous 

Executive Total 

Town Administration 

TA-Full Time Salaries/Wages 

TA-Health Insurance 

TA-Life/Disability 

TA-Dental Insurance 

TA-FICA 

TA-Medicare 

TA-Retirement 

TA-Annual Audit 

TA-Telephone 

TA-Recordings 

TA-Tax Map Updates 

TA-Dues/ Subscriptions 

TA-Education/Seminars 

TA-Office Supplies 

TA-Postage 

TA-Equipment 

Town Administration Total 

Town Meeting 

MTG-Moderator Salary 
MTG-Printing Town Report 
Town Meeting Total 

Town Clerk 

CLK-Full Time Salaries/ Wages 

CLK-Part Time Salaries/Wages 

CLK-Overtime 

CLK-Health Insurance 

CLK-Life/Disability 

CLK-Dental Insurance 

CLK-FICA 

CLK-Medicare 

CLK-Group I Retirement 

CLK-Telephone 

CLK- Advertising 

CLK-Dues/Subscriptions 

CLK-Education/Seminars 



$ 


9,000 


$ 


10,200 


$ 


9,600 


$ 


9,600 


$ 


600 • 


6.67% 


$ 


558 


$ 


632 


$ 


651 


$ 


651 


$ 


93 


1 6.67% 


$ 


126 


$ 


148 


$ 


147 


$ 


147 


$ 


21 


1 6.67% 


$ 


1,800 


$ 


834 


$ 


2,000 


$ 


2,000 


$ 


200 


11.11% 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


1,013 


$ 


1,200 


$ 


1,200 


$ 


200 


20.00% 


$ 


3,350 


$ 


3,285 


$ 


4,100 


$ 


4,100 


$ 


750 


22.39% 


$ 


500 


$ 


768 


$ 


700 


$ 


700 


$ 


200 


40.00% 


$ 


16,334 


$ 


16,881 


$ 


18,398 


$ 


18,398 


$ 


2,064 


1 2.64% 


$ 


64,874 


$ 


64,899 


$ 


95,628 


$ 


95,628 


$ 


30,754 


47.41% 


$ 


18,187 


$ 


18,221 


$ 


20,042 


$ 


20,042 


$ 


1,855 


1 0.20% 


$ 


678 


$ 


660 


$ 


1,059 


$ 


1,059 


$ 


381 


56.19% 


$ 


416 


$ 


416 


$ 


431 


$ 


431 


$ 


15 


3.61% 


$ 


4,022 


$ 


3,945 


$ 


5,929 


$ 


5,929 


$ 


1,907 


47.41% 


$ 


908 


$ 


892 


$ 


1,339 


$ 


1,339 


$ 


431 


47.47% 


$ 


5,676 


$ 


5,449 


$ 


8,692 


$ 


8,692 


$ 


3,016 


53.14% 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


15,000 


$ 


15,000 


$ 


15,000 


NA 


$ 


700 


$ 


640 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(700) 


-100.00% 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


600 


$ 


600 


$ 


600 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


3,000 


NA 


$ 


115 


$ 


75 


$ 


130 


$ 


130 


$ 


15 


1 3.04% 


$ 


350 


$ 


254 


$ 


460 


$ 


460 


$ 


110 


31.43% 


$ 


200 


$ 


242 


$ 


200 


$ 


200 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


500 


$ 


166 


$ 


1,200 


$ 


1,200 


$ 


700 


140.00% 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


170 


$ 


170 


$ 


170 




$ 


96,626 


$ 


95,859 


$ 


153,880 


$ 


153,880 


$ 


57,084 


59.08% 


$ 


300 


$ 


300 


$ 


200 


$ 


200 


$ 


(100) 


-33.33% 


$ 


5,052 


$ 


5,630 


$ 


4,735 


$ 


4,735 


$ 


(317) 


-6.27% 


$ 


5,352 


$ 


5,930 


$ 


4,935 


$ 


4,935 


$ 


(417) 


-7.79% 


$ 


1 8,750 


$ 


19,116 


$ 


33,623 


$ 


33,623 


$ 


14,873 


79.32% 


$ 


14,036 


$ 


14,488 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


$ 


(13,536) 


-96.44% 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


NA 


$ 


8,736 


$ 


8,770 


$ 


4,341 


$ 


4,341 


$ 


(4,395) 


-50.31% 


$ 


399 


$ 


767 


$ 


443 


$ 


443 


$ 


44 


11.03% 


$ 


416 


$ 


416 


$ 


216 


$ 


216 


$ 


(200) 


-48.08% 


$ 


2,177 


$ 


2,288 


$ 


2,085 


$ 


2,085 


$ 


(92) 


-4.23% 


$ 


491 


$ 


535 


$ 


471 


$ 


471 


$ 


(20) 


-4.07% 


$ 


3,073 


$ 


2,824 


$ 


3,082 


$ 


3,082 


$ 


9 


0.29% 


$ 


650 


$ 


642 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(650) 


-100.00% 


$ 


150 


$ 


106 


$ 


100 


$ 


100 


$ 


(50) 


-33.33% 


$ 


200 


$ 


36 


$ 


100 


$ 


100 


$ 


(100) 


-50.00% 


$ 


200 


$ 


300 


$ 


450 


$ 


450 


$ 


250 


125.00% 



-12- 



COMPARA TIVE S TA TEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Account Description 

CLK-Office Supplies 
CLK-Postage 

CLK-Equipment Maint/Repairs 
CLK-Books/Periodicals 
CLK-OHRV Registrations 
CLK Vital Statistics 
CLK Dog Licenses 
Town Clerk Total 

Tax Collector 

TC-Full Time Salaries/Wages 

TC-Part Time Salaries/Wages 

TC-Overtime 

TC-Health Insurance 

TC-Life/Disability 

TC-Dental Insurance 

TC-FICA 

TC-Medicare 

TC-Group I Retirement 

TC-Recordings 

TC- Tax Lien Research Svc 

TC-Dues/Subscriptions 

TC-Education/Seminars 

TC-Office Supplies 

TC-Postage 

TC-Equipment Maint/Repairs 

TC-Books/Periodicals 

TC-New Equipment 

Tax Collector Total 

Elections 

EL-Ballot Clerks 
EL-Supervisors of Checklist 
EL-Advertising 
EL-Office Supplies 
EL-Miscellaneous 
Elections Total 

Finance & Accounting 

FA-Salaries/Wages 
FA-DeputyTax Collector 
FA- Health Insurance 
FA-Life/Disability 
FA-Dental Insurance 
FA-FICA 
FA- Medicare 
FA-Group I Retirement 
FA-Annual Audit 
FA- Telephone 





2008 




2008 




2009 




2009 




Variance 


% 




Budget 


, 


Actual 


Selectmen 


Budget Comm 




Under 


Under 


Approved 


Unaudited 


Recom. 


Approved 




(Over) 


(Over) 


$ 


500 


$ 


361 


$ 


400 


$ 


400 


$ 


(100) 


-20.00% 


$ 


500 


$ 


864 


$ 


600 


$ 


600 


$ 


100 


20.00% 


$ 


100 


$ 


- 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


$ 


400 


400.00% 


$ 


100 


$ 


127 


$ 


100 


$ 


100 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


3,149 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


1,700 


$ 


1,998 


$ 


1,700 


$ 


1,700 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


1,800 


$ 


1,481 


$ 


1,800 


$ 


1,800 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


56,978 


$ 


58,268 


$ 


54,011 


$ 


54,011 


$ 


(2,967) 


-5.21% 


$ 


. 


$ 




$ 


33,623 


$ 


33,623 


$ 


33,623 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


4,341 


$ 


4,341 


$ 


4,341 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


443 


$ 


443 


$ 


443 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


216 


$ 


216 


$ 


216 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


2,147 


$ 


2,147 


$ 


2,147 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


478 


$ 


478 


$ 


478 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


3,082 


$ 


3,082 


$ 


3,082 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


475 


$ 


475 


$ 


475 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


1,800 


$ 


1,800 


$ 


1,800 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


40 


$ 


40 


$ 


40 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


405 


$ 


405 


$ 


405 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


675 


$ 


675 


$ 


675 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


3,600 


$ 


3,600 


$ 


3,600 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


50 


$ 


50 


$ 


50 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


720 


$ 


720 


$ 


720 


NA 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


53,595 


$ 


53,595 


$ 


53,595 


NA 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


2,503 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


$ 


(500) 


-50.00% 


$ 


2,700 


$ 


4,050 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


(1,700) 


-62.96% 


$ 


500 


$ 


510 


$ 


300 


$ 


300 


$ 


(200) 


-40.00% 


$ 


100 


$ 


166 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(100) 


-100.00% 


$ 


250 


$ 


961 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


750 


300.00% 


$ 


4,550 


$ 


8,189 


$ 


2,800 


$ 


2,800 


$ 


(1,750) 


-38.46% 


$ 


62,192 


$ 


59,805 


$ 


_ 


$ 


_ 


$ 


(62,192) 


-100.00% 


$ 


- 


$ 


(260) 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


#DIV/0! 


$ 


2,000 


$ 


1,500 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(2,000) 


-100.00% 


$ 


859 


$ 


71 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(859) 


-100.00% 


$ 


416 


$ 


214 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(416) 


-100.00% 


$ 


3,711 


$ 


3,692 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(3,711) 


-100.00% 


$ 


838 


$ 


863 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(838) 


-100.00% 


$ 


5,238 


$ 


5,138 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(5,238) 


-100.00% 


$ 


14,700 


$ 


16,479 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(14,700) 


-100.00% 


$ 


850 


$ 


644 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(850) 


-100.00% 



13- 



COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 







2008 




2008 




2009 




2009 




Variance 


% 






Budget 




Actual 


Selectmen 


Budget Comm 




Under 


Under 


Account Description 


Approved 


Unaudited 


Recom. 


Approved 




(Over) 


(Over) 


FA- Recordings 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


535 


$ 


_ 


$ 


_ 


$ 


(1,000) 


-100.00% 


FA- Tax Lien Research Service 


$ 


1,800 


$ 


1,272 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(1,800) 


-100.00% 


FA- Tax Map Updates 


$ 


4,000 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(4,000) 


-100.00% 


FA-Dues/ Subscriptions 


$ 


660 


$ 


240 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(660) 


-100.00% 


FA-Education/ Seminars 


$ 


500 


$ 


565 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(500) 


-100.00% 


FA-Office Supplies 


$ 


4,000 


$ 


6,615 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(4,000) 


-100.00% 


FA-Postage 


$ 


4,100 


$ 


5,388 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(4,100) 


-100.00% 


FA-Equipment Maint/Repairs 


$ 


100 


$ 


342 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(100) 


-100.00% 


FA-Books/Periodicals 


$ 


50 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(50) 


-100.00% 


Finance & Accounting Total 


$ 


107,014 


$ 


103,104 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(107,014) 


-100.00% 


Treasurer 
























TR-Treasurer Salary 


$ 


2,750 


$ 


2,750 


$ 


2,900 


$ 


2,900 


$ 


150 


5.45% 


TR-FICA 


$ 


171 


$ 


171 


$ 


179 


$ 


179 


$ 


8 


4.68% 


TR-Medicare 


$ 


39 


$ 


40 


$ 


41 


$ 


41 


$ 


2 


5.13% 


Treasurer Total 


$ 


2,960 


$ 


2,960 


$ 


3,120 


$ 


3,120 


$ 


160 


5.41% 


Data Processing 
























DP-Software Support 


$ 


1 2,449 


$ 


13,678 


$ 


20,544 


$ 


20,544 


$ 


8,095 


65.03% 


DP-Software Upgrade 


$ 


6,800 


$ 


7,375 


$ 


745 


$ 


745 


$ 


(6,055) 


-89.04% 


DP-Supplies 


$ 


650 


$ 


972 


$ 


1,400 


$ 


1,400 


$ 


750 


115.38% 


DP-Hardware Upgrade 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


600 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(1,000) 


-100.00% 


Data Processing Total 


$ 


20,899 


$ 


22,624 


$ 


22,689 


$ 


22,689 


$ 


1,790 


8.57% 


Assessing 
























ASS-Assessing Services 


$ 


1 5,000 


$ 


19,606 


$ 


10,400 


$ 


10,400 


$ 


(4,600) 


-30.67% 


ASS Assessment Update 


$ 


76,500 


$ 


69,282 


$ 


25,673 


$ 


25,673 


$ 


(50,827) 


-66.44% 


Assessing Total 


$ 


91,500 


$ 


88,888 


$ 


36,073 


$ 


36,073 


$ 


(55,427) 


-60.58% 


LG-Legal Expenses 


$ 


10,000 


$ 


20,004 


$ 


17,000 


$ 


17,000 


$ 


7,000 


70.00% 


Planning & Zoning 
























PZ-Wages Part Time 


$ 


4,817 


$ 


5,080 


$ 


4,822 


$ 


4,822 


$ 


5 


0.10% 


PZ-FICA 


$ 


298 


$ 


243 


$ 


299 


$ 


299 


$ 


1 


0.34% 


PZ- Medicare 


$ 


67 


$ 


57 


$ 


68 


$ 


68 


$ 


1 


1.49% 


PZ- Professional Services 


$ 


8,000 


$ 


21,997 


$ 


7,900 


$ 


7,900 


$ 


(100) 


-1.25% 


PZ- Legal 


$ 


875 


$ 


3,393 


$ 


875 


$ 


875 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


PZ-Advertising 


$ 


1,700 


$ 


1,396 


$ 


1,300 


$ 


1,300 


$ 


(400) 


-23.53% 


PZ- Recordings 


$ 


260 


$ 


236 


$ 


260 


$ 


260 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


PZ-Dues/ Subscriptions 


$ 


200 


$ 


- 


$ 


200 


$ 


200 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


PZ-Education/Seminars 


$ 


300 


$ 


686 


$ 


700 


$ 


700 


$ 


400 


133.33% 


PZ-Office Supplies 


$ 


200 


$ 


253 


$ 


200 


$ 


200 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


PZ-Postage 


$ 


1,500 


$ 


2,697 


$ 


1,980 


$ 


1,980 


$ 


480 


32.00% 


PZ-Lakes Region Planning 


$ 


3,635 


$ 


3,635 


$ 


3,788 


$ 


3,788 


$ 


153 


4.21% 


Planning & Zoning Total 


$ 


21,852 


$ 


39,674 


$ 


22,392 


$ 


22,392 


$ 


540 


2.47% 


General Government Buildings 
























GB- Telephone 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


1,700 


$ 


1,700 


$ 


1,700 


NA 


GB-Custodial Services 


$ 


2,915 


$ 


3,105 


$ 


2,940 


$ 


2,940 


$ 


25 


0.86% 



14 



COMPARA TIVE S TA TEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Account Description 

GB- Electricity 

GB-Heating 

GB-Water/Sewer 

GB-Repairs/Maintenance 

GB-Office Supplies 

GB- Equipment 

General Gov. Buildings Total 



2008 

Budget 

Approved 



$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 



3,570 

5,460 

880 

3,900 



2008 

Actual 

Unaudited 



$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 



3,269 
4,695 
1,276 
6,460 



2009 

Selectmen 

Recom. 



$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 



3,440 
5,200 
880 
10,200 
3,780 
4,080 



2009 

Budget Comm 

Approved 



16,725 $ 18,804 $ 32,220 



$ 

$ 

$ 

$ 

$ 

$_ 

$ 



3,440 
5,200 
880 
10,200 
3,780 
4,080 



Variance 
Under 
(Over) 



32,220 



$ 

$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 

i. 

$ 



(130) 
(260) 

6,300 
3,780 
4,080 



5,935 



Under 
(Over) 

-3.64% 
-4.76% 
0.00% 
161.54% 
NA 
NA 
35.49% 



Cemeteries 

CEM-Park Cemetery Association 
Cemeteries Total 

Insurance 

INS-Unempbyment Insurance 
INS- Workers Compensation 
INS-Property /Liability 
INS-lnsurance Reimbursements 
Insurance Total 



$ 

$ 

$ 

$_ 

$ 



3,500 $ 3,500 $ 4,000 $_ 

3,500 $ 4,000 $ 



3,500 $ 



1,489 
29,281 
37,383 
60,100 



TOTAL GENERAL GOVERNMENT $ 



128,253 
582,543 



$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 



1,489 
29,281 
36,710 
70,512 



137,992 
622,677 



$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 



1,711 
24,468 
39,000 
40,938 



$ 106,117 



$ 

$ 

$ 

$_ 

$ 



4,000 $ 



4,000 $ 



1,711 
24,468 
39,000 
40,938 



$ 531,230 $ 



106,117 
531,230 



$ 
$ 
$ 

$_ 
$ 



500 



500 



222 

(4,813) 

1,617 

(19,162) 



(22,136) 



(51,313) 



14.29% 
14.29% 



14.91% 

-1 6.44% 

4.33% 

-31.88% 

-17.26% 

-8.81% 



PUBLIC SAFETY 



Police 

P D-Sa la ries/ Wages Full Time 

PD-Wages - Part Time 

PD-Overtime 

PD-Holiday Pay 

PD-Health Insurance 

PD-Life/Disability 

PD-Dental Insurance 

PD-FICA 

PD-Medicare 

PD-Group I Retirement 

PD-Group II Retirement 

PD-Legal 

PD Data Processing 

PD-Telephone 

PD-Custodial Services 

PD-Dispatch Services 

PD-Dues/Subscriptions 

PD-Uniforms 

PD-Office Supplies 

PD-Po stage 

PD-Vehicle Repairs/Maint 

PD-Gasoline 

PD-Building Maintenance 

PD-Electricity/Heat 

PD-Water/Sewer 



$ 


453,564 


$ 


453,426 


$ 


474,051 


$ 


474,051 


$ 


20,487 


4.52% 


$ 


42,773 


$ 


20,776 


$ 


25,000 


$ 


25,000 


$ 


(17,773) 


^1.55% 


$ 


25,000 


$ 


21,321 


$ 


25,000 


$ 


25,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


1 5,000 


$ 


10,495 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(15,000) 


-100.00% 


$ 


116,166 


$ 


116,913 


$ 


115,761 


$ 


115,761 


$ 


(405) 


-0.35% 


$ 


6,356 


$ 


6,403 


$ 


5,926 


$ 


5,926 


$ 


(430) 


-6.77% 


$ 


4,160 


$ 


6,201 


$ 


4,745 


$ 


4,745 


$ 


585 


14.06% 


$ 


5,019 


$ 


4,347 


$ 


4,310 


$ 


4,310 


$ 


(709) 


-14.13% 


$ 


7,113 


$ 


6,993 


$ 


7,337 


$ 


7,337 


$ 


224 


3.15% 


$ 


3,342 


$ 


3,417 


$ 


3,428 


$ 


3,428 


$ 


86 


2.57% 


$ 


50,573 


$ 


52,862 


$ 


58,372 


$ 


58,372 


$ 


7,799 


1 5.42% 


$ 


3,600 


$ 


3,600 


$ 


5,400 


$ 


5,400 


$ 


1,800 


50.00% 


$ 


24,227 


$ 


16,261 


$ 


6,400 


$ 


6,400 


$ 


(17,827) 


-73.58% 


$ 


8,500 


$ 


8,759 


$ 


9,360 


$ 


9,360 


$ 


860 


10.12% 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


2,145 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


18,000 


$ 


18,000 


$ 


23,000 


$ 


23,000 


$ 


5,000 


27.78% 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


3,589 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


6,000 


$ 


6,314 


$ 


8,000 


$ 


8,000 


$ 


2,000 


33.33% 


$ 


1,750 


$ 


1,555 


$ 


1,600 


$ 


1,600 


$ 


(150) 


-8.57% 


$ 


300 


$ 


293 


$ 


300 


$ 


300 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


7,500 


$ 


10,665 


$ 


8,000 


$ 


8,000 


$ 


500 


6.67% 


$ 


28,000 


$ 


28,986 


$ 


29,000 


$ 


29,000 


$ 


1,000 


3.57% 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


4,021 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


7,600 


$ 


6,262 


$ 


6,700 


$ 


6,700 


$ 


(900) 


-11.84% 


$ 


500 


$ 


482 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


$ 


- 


0.00% 



15 



COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Account Description 

PD-Departmental Supplies 
PD-Equipment Maint/Repairs 
PD-New Equipment 
PD-Taser Expense 
PD-Training 
Police Total 



2008 




2008 




2009 




2009 




Variance 


% 


Budget 




Actual 


Selectmen 


Budget Comm 




Under 


Under 


Approved 


Unaudited 


I 


Recom. 




Approved 




(Over) 


(Over) 


$ 3,500 


$ 


4,513 


$ 


3,500 


$ 


3,500 


$ 


_ 


0.00% 


$ 1,750 


$ 


1,474 


$ 


1,750 


$ 


1,750 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 5,150 


$ 


7,060 


$ 


7,500 


$ 


7,500 


$ 


2,350 


45.63% 


$ 


$ 


7,008 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


NA 


$ 5,000 


$ 


4,269 


$ 


6,000 


$ 


6,000 


$ 


1,000 


20.00% 


$ 860,943 


$ 


838,409 


$ 


851,440 


$ 


851,440 


$ 


(9,503) 


-1.10% 



FD-Lakes Region Dispatch 



29,523 $ 29,623 $ 29,261 $ 



29,261 $ 



(262) 



-0.89% 



Code Enforcement 

CE-Wages 

CE-FICA 

CE-Medicare 

CE-Dues/Subscriptions 

CE-Education/Seminars 

CE-Office Supplies 

CE-Postage 

CE-Mileage Reimbursement 

Code Enforcement Total 

TOTAL PUBLIC SAFETY 



$ 


19,796 


$ 


19,796 


$ 


20,062 


$ 


20,062 


$ 


266 


1.34% 


$ 


1,227 


$ 


1,227 


$ 


1,244 


$ 


1,244 


$ 


17 


1 .39% 


$ 


300 


$ 


287 


$ 


281 


$ 


281 


$ 


(19) 


-6.33% 


$ 


25 


$ 


- 


$ 


25 


$ 


25 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


50 


$ 


- 


$ 


50 


$ 


50 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


200 


$ 


94 


$ 


100 


$ 


100 


$ 


(100) 


-50.00% 


$ 


50 


$ 


38 


$ 


50 


$ 


50 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


1,500 


$ 


1,500 


$ 


2,000 


$ 


2,000 


$ 


500 


33.33% 


$ 


23,148 


$ 


22,943 


$ 


23,812 


$ 


23,812 


$ 


664 


2.87% 


$ 


913,614 


$ 


890,975 


$ 


904,513 


$ 


904,513 


$ 


(9,101) 


-1.00% 



HIGHWAYS, STREETS AND SANITATION 



Highway Administration 
























HGWY-Salaries/Wages Full 


$ 


318,692 


$ 


297,572 


$ 


323,613 


$ 


323,613 


$ 


4,921 


1 .54% 


HGWY-Wages Part Time 


$ 


49,270 


$ 


46,004 


$ 


53,582 


$ 


53,582 


$ 


4,312 


8.75% 


HGWY-Overtime 


$ 


66,160 


$ 


69,031 


$ 


45,000 


$ 


45,000 


$ 


(21,160) 


-31.98% 


HGWY-Health Insurance 


$ 


105,215 


$ 


87,165 


$ 


93,825 


$ 


93,825 


$ 


(11,390) 


-10.83% 


HGWY-Life/Disability 


$ 


4,569 


$ 


3,981 


$ 


4,383 


$ 


4,383 


$ 


(186) 


-4.07% 


HGWY-Medical Expenses 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


421 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


$ 


(500) 


-50.00% 


HGWY-Dental Insurance 


$ 


3,328 


$ 


2,972 


$ 


3,451 


$ 


3,451 


$ 


123 


3.70% 


HGWY-FICA 


$ 


25,564 


$ 


25,206 


$ 


24,936 


$ 


24,936 


$ 


(628) 


-2.46% 


HGWY-Medicare 


$ 


5,773 


$ 


5,868 


$ 


5,631 


$ 


5,631 


$ 


(142) 


-2.46% 


HGWY-Group I Retirement 


$ 


32,056 


$ 


29,822 


$ 


33,506 


$ 


33,506 


$ 


1,450 


4.52% 


HGWY-Telephone 


$ 


1,800 


$ 


2,308 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


700 


38.89% 


HGWY-Engineering Services 


$ 


15,000 


$ 


17,997 


$ 


10,000 


$ 


10,000 


$ 


(5,000) 


-33.33% 


HGWY-Electricity 


$ 


3,800 


$ 


3,733 


$ 


4,100 


$ 


4,100 


$ 


300 


7.89% 


HGWY-Heating 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


2,839 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


HGWY-Water 


$ 


500 


$ 


404 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


HGWY-Veh/Equip Maint/Repairs 


$ 


40,700 


$ 


46,563 


$ 


30,000 


$ 


30,000 


$ 


(10,700) 


-26.29% 


HGWY-Advertising 


$ 


200 


$ 


1,489 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


$ 


300 


150.00% 


HGWY-Dues/Subscriptions 


$ 


250 


$ 


25 


$ 


250 


$ 


250 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


HGWY-Education/Seminars 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


2,685 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


HGWY-General Supplies 


$ 


10,500 


$ 


15,844 


$ 


10,000 


$ 


10,000 


$ 


(500) 


-4.76% 


HGWY-Safety Shoes 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


732 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


HGWY-Radio Maintenance 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


864 


$ 


1,100 


$ 


1,100 


$ 


100 


10.00% 


HGWY-Office Supplies 


$ 


700 


$ 


1,548 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


300 


42.86% 


HGWY-Welding Supplies 


$ 


850 


$ 


937 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


150 


17.65% 


HGWY-Bldg Maint/Repairs 


$ 


3,500 


$ 


16,022 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


1,500 


42.86% 


HGWY-Mileage Reimbursement 


$ 


100 


$ 


105 


$ 


150 


$ 


150 


$ 


50 


50.00% 


HGW -New Equipment 


$ 


26,000 


$ 


25,762 


$ 


500 


$ 


500 


$ 


(25,500) 


-98.08% 


Highway Admin. Total 


$ 


722,527 


$ 


707,900 


$ 


661,027 


$ 


661,027 


$ 


(61,500) 


-8.51% 



16 



COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 







2008 




2008 




2009 




2009 




Variance 


% 






Budget 




Actual 


Selectmen 


Budget Comm 




Under 


Under 


Account Description 


Approved 


Unaudited 


Recom. 


Approved 




(Over) 


(Over) 


Road Maintenance 
























HGWY-Vehicle Fuel 


$ 


70,000 


$ 


60,434 


$ 


62,000 


$ 


62,000 


$ 


(8,000) 


-1 1 .43% 


HGWY-Diesel Fuel 


$ 


50,000 


$ 


40,567 


$ 


45,000 


$ 


45,000 


$ 


(5,000) 


-10.00% 


HGWY-Tires 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


5,259 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


HGWY-Salt 


$ 


69,785 


$ 


54,281 


$ 


71,500 


$ 


71,500 


$ 


1,715 


2.46% 


HGWY-Winter Sand 


$ 


20,000 


$ 


27,319 


$ 


20,000 


$ 


20,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


HGWY-Miscellaneous Materials 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


1,467 


$ 


800 


$ 


800 


$ 


(200) 


-20.00% 


HGWY- Gravel 


$ 


23,000 


$ 


15,906 


$ 


20,000 


$ 


20,000 


$ 


(3,000) 


-13.04% 


HGWY-Cold Patch 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


1,450 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


1,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


HGWY-Road Projects 


$ 


100,000 


$ 


114,999 


$ 


9,500 


$ 


9,500 


$ 


(90,500) 


-90.50% 


HGWY-Dust Control 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


6,508 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


HGWY-Drainage/Culverts/Pipes 


$ 


6,000 


$ 


7,354 


$ 


6,000 


$ 


6,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


HGWY-Guardrails/Signs/Posts 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


2,764 


$ 


4,000 


$ 


4,000 


$ 


1,500 


60.00% 


HGWY-Bridge Maintenance 


$ 


100 


$ 


- 


$ 


100 


$ 


100 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


HGWY-Contract Services/Equip. 


$ 


24,000 


$ 


23,876 


$ 


24,000 


$ 


24,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


Road Maintenance Total 


$ 


377,385 


$ 


362,184 


$ 


273,900 


$ 


273,900 


$ 


(103,485) 


-27.42% 


Street Lights 
























ST-Street Lighting Repairs 


$ 


100 


$ 


- 


$ 


100 


$ 


100 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


ST-Street Lights 


$ 


9,750 


$ 


12,180 


$ 


13,000 


$ 


12,978 


$ 


3,228 


33.11% 


Street Lights Total 


$ 


9,850 


$ 


12,180 


$ 


13,100 


$ 


13,078 


$ 


3,228 


32.77% 


Sanitation Administration 
























SAN-Telephone 


$ 


. 400 


$ 


356 


$ 


400 


$ 


400 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


SAN-Electricity 


$ 


1,500 


$ 


1,437 


$ 


1,500 


$ 


1,500 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


SAN-Heating 


$ 


100 


$ 


- 


$ 


300 


$ 


300 


$ 


200 


200.00% 


SAN-Advertising/Notices 


$ 


300 


$ 


55 


$ 


100 


$ 


100 


$ 


(200) 


-66.67% 


SAN-Education/Seminars 


$ 


650 


$ 


200 


$ 


350 


$ 


350 


$ 


(300) 


-46.15% 


Sanitation Admin. Total 


$ 


2,950 


$ 


2,048 


$ 


2,650 


$ 


2,650 


$ 


(300) 


-10.17% 


Solid Waste Collection 
























TS-Groundwater Monitoring 


$ 


450 


$ 


- 


$ 


450 


$ 


450 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


TS-Landfill Costs 


$ 


25,000 


$ 


20,158 


$ 


16,500 


$ 


16,500 


$ 


(8,500) 


-34.00% 


TS-Maintenance/Repairs 


$ 


6,500 


$ 


7,486 


$ 


6,500 


$ 


6,500 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


TS-Refuse Collection Contract 


$ 


100,000 


$ 


85,918 


$ 


90,400 


$ 


90,400 


$ 


(9,600) 


-9.60% 


TS-Hazardeous Waste 


$ 
$ 


6,000 
137,950 


$ 
$ 


7,073 
120,634 


$ 

$ 


6,000 
119,850 


$ 
$ 


6,000 
119,850 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


Solid Waste Collection Total 


$ 


(18,100) 


-13.12% 


Solid Waste Disposal 
























WD-Transportation Costs 


$ 


13,000 


$ 


14,100 


$ 


13,000 


$ 


13,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


WD-Recycling Improvements 


$ 


2,000 


$ 


2,408 


$ 


1,700 


$ 


1,700 


$ 


(300) 


-15.00% 


WD-lncineration Contract 


$ 


139,200 


$ 


136,160 


$ 


139,500 


$ 


139,500 


$ 


300 


0.22% 


Asphalt Shingle Disposal 


$ 


4,700 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(4,700) 


-100.00% 


Glass Disposal 


$ 


600 


$ 


742 


$ 


650 


$ 


650 


$ 


50 


8.33% 


Solid Waste Disposal Total 


$ 


159,500 


$ 


153,410 


$ 


154,850 


$ 


154,850 


$ 


(4,650) 


-2.92% 


SEW-WRBP Capital Charges 


$ 


7,034 


$ 


7,033 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(7,034) 


-100.00% 


TOTAL HGWY, STREET & SAN IT. 


$ 


1,417,196 


$ 


1,365,389 


$1,225,377 


$ 


1,225,355 


$ 


(191,841) 


-13.54% 



HL-Health Officer 

Animal Control-Contract Svc. 



HEALTH & WELFARE 

$ 100 $ 133 $ 100 100 $ 

$ 10,300 $ 10,300 $ 10,300 $ 10,300 $ 



0.00% 
0.00% 



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COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 







2008 




2008 




2009 




2009 




Variance 


% 






Budget 




Actual 


Selectmen 


Budget Comm 




Under 


Under 


Account Description 


i 


Approved 


Unaudited 


Recom. 


i 


Approved 




(Over) 


(Over) 


Outside Agencies 
























VNA of Franklin 


$ 


13,570 


$ 


13,570 


$ 


13,977 


$ 


13,977 


$ 


407 


3.00% 


Child & Family Services 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


2,500 


$ 


3,500 


$ 


3,500 


$ 


1,000 


40.00% 


Youth Assistance Program 


$ 


64,194 


$ 


32,554 


$ 


64,325 


$ 


64,325 


$ 


131 


0.20% 


Community Action Program 


$ 


9,915 


$ 


9,915 


$ 


10,212 


$ 


10,212 


$ 


297 


3.00% 


Project TNS 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


4,097 


$ 


2,000 


$ 


(3,000) 


-60.00% 


Outside Agencies Total 


$ 


95,179 


$ 


63,539 


$ 


96,111 


$ 


94,014 


$ 


(1,165) 


-1.22% 


Welfare 
























WEL-Administrator Wages 


$ 


19,170 


$ 


19,170 


$ 


19,640 


$ 


19,640 


$ 


470 


2.45% 


WEL-FICA 


$ 


1,189 


$ 


1,189 


$ 


1,217 


$ 


1,217 


$ 


28 


2.35% 


WEL-Medicare 


$ 


268 


$ 


278 


$ 


275 


$ 


275 


$ 


7 


2.61% 


WEL-Education/Seminars 


$ 


100 


$ 


90 


$ 


100 


$ 


100 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


WEL-Office Supplies 


$ 


500 


$ 


158 


$ 


200 


$ 


200 


$ 


(300) 


-60.00% 


WEL-Postage 


$ 


50 


$ 


34 


$ 


40 


$ 


40 


$ 


(10) 


-20.00% 


WEL-Vendor Payments 


$ 


35,000 


$ 


74,923 


$ 


72,000 


$ 


72,000 


$ 


37,000 


105.71% 


Welfare Total 


$ 


56,277 


$ 


95,841 


$ 


93,472 


$ 


93,472 


$ 


37,195 


66.09% 


TOTAL HEALTH & WELFARE 


$ 


161,856 


$ 


169,813 


$ 


199,983 


$ 


197,886 


$ 


36,030 


22.26% 



CULTURE AND RECREATION 



Park Maintenance 

ARCH Park Maintenance 

BEACH-Telephone 

BEACH-Maintenance 

PINES-Maintenance 

ELECT-Beach,Pines,Arch 

ISLAND PARK-Maint & Concerts 

Park Maintenance Total 

Hall Memorial Library 

Patriotic Purposes 

Old Home Day 

T/N Recreation Council 



$ 


3,100 


$ 


2,175 


$ 


3,100 


$ 


3,100 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


375 


$ 


382 


$ 


375 


$ 


375 


$ 


'- 


0.00% 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


1,247 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


3,500 


$ 


938 


$ 


3,500 


$ 


3,500 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


1,500 


$ 


1,715 


$ 


1,600 


$ 


1,600 


$ 


100 


6.67% 


$ 


2,000 


$ 


2,000 


$ 


2,000 


$ 


2,000 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


$ 


13,475 


$ 


8,457 


$ 


13,575 


$ 


13,575 


$ 


100 


0.74% 


$ 


116,500 


$ 


116,500 


$ 


117,000 


$ 


117,000 


$ 


500 


0.43% 


$ 


350 


$ 


. 


$ 


350 


$ 


350 


$ 


. 


0.00% 


$ 


2,750 


$ 


2,750 


$ 


1,500 


$ 


1,500 


$ 


(1,250) 


-45.45% 


$ 


51,000 


$ 


51,000 


$ 


54,500 


$ 


54,500 


$ 


3,500 


6.86% 



TOTAL CULTURE AND REC. 



$ 184,075 $ 178,707 $ 186,925 $ 186,925 $ 

CONSERVATION & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 



2,850 



1.55% 



Conservation & Econ. Dev. 

Conservation Commission $ 

Knowles Pond Conservation $ 

Economic Development $ 

Total Conserv. & Econ. Dev. $ 



1,100 



$ 
$ 
$ 



854 $ 
400 $ 

- $ 



1,100 $ 1,254 $ 



1,100 



1,100 



$ 
$ 
i_ 

$ 



1,100 $ 

- $ 

- $ 



1,100 $ 



0.00% 
NA 
NA 

0.00% 



DEBT SERVICE 



Principal-Long Term Debt 
Interest-Long Term Debt 
Lease 350 Truck/JCB2145 
TAN-lnterest 
Debt Service Total 



$ 
$ 
$ 

J_ 
$ 



50,000 

8,719 

30,182 

47,175 



$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 



50,000 

8,719 

30,182 

54,065 



$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 



50,000 

6,250 

30,182 

16,500 



136,076 $ 142,966 $ 102,932 



$ 

$ 

$ 

$_ 

$ 



50,000 $ 

6,250 $ 

30,182 $ 

16,500 $_ 

102,932 $ 



(2,469) 



(30,675) 



(33,144) 



0.00% 
-28.32% 

0.00% 
-65.02% 
-24.36% 



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COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 







2008 




2008 




2009 




2009 




Variance 


% 






Budget 




Actual 


Selectmen 


Budget Comm 




Under 


Under 


Account Description 




Approved 


Unaudited 


Recom. 


i 


Approved 




(Over) 


(Over) 








CAPTIAL OUTLAY 












Equipment 
























PD-Replacement Cruiser 


$ 


24,669 


$ 


25,002 


$ 


25,669 


$ 


25,669 


$ 


1,000 


4.05% 


PD-Replacement 4x4 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


27,900 


$ 


27,900 


$ 


27,900 


NA 


PD-Motorcycle Lease 


$ 


2,100 


$ 


2,100 


$ 


2,100 


$ 


2,100 


$ 


- 


0.00% 


PD Fire Alarm System 


$ 


4,000 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(4,000) 


-100.00% 


PD-Telephone System Updates 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


5,000 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


(5,000) 


-100.00% 


HGWY-Telephone System 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


3,000 


$ 


3,000 


NA 


HGWY-Dump Truck 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


75,000 


$ 


75,000 


$ 


75,000 


NA 


Subtotal - Equipment 


$ 


35,769 


$ 


32,102 


$ 


133,669 


$ 


133,669 


$ 


97,900 


273.70% 


Road Improvments 
























HGWY-Hodgdon/Zion Drainage 


$ 


- 


$ 


6,739 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


NA 


HGWY-Hodgdon Rd. Improv. 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


40,000 


$ 


40,000 


$ 


40,000 


NA 


HGWY-Reservior Rd. Improv. 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


18,000 


$ 


18,000 


$ 


18,000 


NA 


HGWY-Cross Mill Road Improv. 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


40,000 


$ 


40,000 


$ 


40,000 


NA 


HGWY-Stevens Road Improv. 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


10,000 


$ 


10,000 


$ 


10,000 


NA 


HGWY-Shedd Road Improv. 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


20,000 


$ 


20,000 


$ 


20,000 


NA 


HGWY-Oak Hill Road 


$ 


200,000 


$ 


200,000 


$ 


20,000 


$ 


20,000 


$ 


(180,000) 


-90.00% 


Subtotal - Road Improvements 


$ 


200,000 


$ 


206,739 


$ 


148,000 


$ 


148,000 


$ 


(52,000) 


-26.00% 


Other 
























Island Repair 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


7,000 


$ 


7,000 


$ 


7,000 


NA 


UnionChurch Repair 


$ 


- 


$ 


48 


$ 


- 






$ 


- 


NA 


Multi-Purpose Trail 


$ 


- 


$ 


12 


$ 


- 






$ 


- 


NA 


Rt. 140 TIF District 


$ 


- 


$ 


976 


$ 


- 






$ 


- 


NA 


Surrette Battery Park 


$ 


- 


$ 


26 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


$ 


- 


NA 


Subtotal - Other 


$ 


- 


$ 


1,062 


$ 


7,000 


$ 


7,000 


$ 


7,000 


NA 



TOTAL CAPITAL OUTLAY 

TF/HWY-State Aid Projects 
BUDGET TOTALS 



$ 235,769 $ 239,903 $ 288,669 $ 288,669 $ 52,900 22.44% 

TRANSFER TO CAPITAL RESERVE FUND 

$ - $ - $ 75,000 $ 75,000 $ 75,000 NA 

$ 3,632,229 $ 3,611,683 $3,515,729 $ 3,513,610 $ (118,619) -3.27% 



$3,000,000 

$2,000,000 

$1,000,000 

$- 



WHBRETOWN RB/BWE GOMES FROM 



FropertyTax 



Lie., Ffermits p^m 
&Fees 








HOW YOURTAX MONE/ISSPBMT 

Highway & 




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Notes 



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REPORT OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

2008 was a year of 'getting the job done' for the Northfield Selectmen. We spent quite a bit of time 
making sure our financial house remains in order. While we had no fiscal problems during the year, 
we wanted to be proactive to make sure that taxpayer's dollars are spent in the most efficient way 
possible. In 2008 we implemented a cash management policy that tightened our rules on purchasing, 
investments, processing deposits and related areas. As a result we were able to cut our tax anticipation 
note interest expense by more than $35,000. We also restructured our Capital Improvement Plan so as 
to make it a better financial planning tool. Over the summer we created an Energy Committee to find 
ways to cut town energy expenses. Finally, over the last few months we have negotiated new phone 
service, copier and other contracts that will save you more than $20,000 over the next five years. 

We worked on several major contracts this year. Over the course of 2008 we awarded contracts for 
audit services, trash collection and assessing services. In each and every case we used a thorough, 
open process to make sure we were getting the best possible deal for the people of Northfield. The 
resulting contracts have reduced costs over the next several years by more than $42,000 than if we had 
just conducted 'business as usual'. 

A major issue that hit us all this year was the reassessment. On average our assessments went up by 
about 17%, which was expected given our low equalization ratio. However, some of us saw our 
assessments go up quite a bit more than this, while others saw theirs go down. Although we know it 
doesn't make a higher tax bill any easier to swallow, we want to let you know that we reviewed the 
assessment data in detail. Although it may not seem so, the new assessment values are much closer to 
genuine property values, as measured by actual sales, than the prior assessments were. We encourage 
all citizens to come to town hall and review their assessments if they have any questions or concerns. 

At the 2008 Town Meeting you authorized us to negotiate with the owner of the Highland Mountain 
Bike Park to secure access to the ten-acre parcel the town owns adjacent to the park in exchange for 
allowing him to build a bike trail on town land. We regret to report that although both parties 
negotiated in good faith we were unable to come to an agreement that would provide lasting access to 
our property. 

As you may have read in the papers, during 2008 we spent quite a bit of time on Tilton/Northfield Fire 
District issues. For the past year the Tilton Selectboard is pushing hard to move the District in certain 
directions. We view our role as making sure that the District does not move in a direction that is 
detrimental to the citizens of Northfield, either operationally or fiscally. We will do our part to make 
sure that Northfield' s interests are protected as these talks continue. 

We write this report as our state and national leaders tell us that we are in the midst of the worst 
economic crisis in 70 years. We want to let you know that the economic pain we are all feeling is 
foremost in our thoughts as we plan for the future. Our commitment is to do everything possible to 
keep your tax burden as low as possible while still providing the town services you count on. 

This year we bid farewell to several employees, including Mechanic Todd Richardson, Truck 
Driver/Light Equipment Operator Mike Roderick, Patrolman Don Sullivan, and Police Department 
Office Assistant Eileen Gaudette. We want to thank these people for their work on behalf of the 
taxpayers and wish them well in all future endeavors. Also during 2008 we welcomed four new 
employees. Stephanie Giovannucci was hired in January as an Account Clerk/Secretary; Tony Unger 
came on board in April as Northfield' s new Mechanic/Equipment Maintenance Supervisor, Jim 
Mclntyre signed up in October as a Patrolman and Erick Pease joined the team in December as a 

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Truck Driver/Light Equipment Operator. We are truly fortunate to have had four such high quality 
employees join our team this year; we welcome them and look forward to working together for many 
years to come. 

Working on town issues is a team effort. We couldn't have accomplished much in 2008 without the 
dedicated efforts of all town employees and the leadership of Police Chief Steve Adams, Highway 
Superintendent Mike Summersett and Town Administrator Glenn Smith. We are exceedingly grateful 
to the dozens of volunteers who work ceaselessly to make Northfield a great place to live. And 
finally, we are grateful to the voters who have given us the opportunity to serve the people of 
Northfield. 

Northfield Board of Selectmen 

Glen Brown, Chair 
Debra Shepard 
Stephen Bluhm 




Northfield Board of Selectmen 




Account Clerk/Secretary Stephanie Giovannucci 
Town Administrator Glenn Smith 

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Northfield Selectmen Recognize Long Term Town Employees 

The Northfield Selectboard is pleased to recognize the contributions that long-term town employees 
have made to the community over the years. All Northfield residents benefit from a low turnover rate 
among town employees. Not only do low turnover rates reduce our training costs, but town 
departments such as Police and Highway can provide better service when they are staffed with people 
who know the town, its problem areas and its character. This year we recognized 1 6 such employees 
who collectively have provided more than 1 80 years of service to the Town. Thanks for the good 
work! 

For 5 or more years of service: 



Richard Arell, Police Department 

Peter Fife, Highway Department 

Vicki Hussman, Town Clerk/Tax Coll. Office 



Mike Hutchinson, Police Department 
Mike Summersett, Highway Department 
Geoff Ziminsky, Police Department 



For 10 or more years of service: 



Tim Dow, Police Department 
Mike Kimball, Highway Department 
Ken Pierce, Police Department 
John Raffaelly, Police Department 



David Shaw, Highway Department 
Sharon Stephen, Welfare Department 
Sumner Weeks, Highway Department 



For 15 or more years of service: 



Stephen Adams, Police Department 



Dana Dickson, Code Enforcement 



For 20 years of service: 

Sally Robert, Police Department 




Pictured: Northfield Town Employees Vicki Hussman, Sumner Weeks, Peter Fife, Mike Summersett, Chief 
Steve Adams, John Raffaelly, and Sally Robert. 



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2008 NORTHFIELD TOWN MEETING 
MINUTES 



The polls were open for voting at 10:00 a.m., March 11, 2008 by Moderator Scott McGuffin. 
Voting was terminated at 7:00 p.m. with 344 ballots cast. 



ARTICLE 1: 



ARTICLE 2: 



To choose all necessary Town Officers, Tilton-Northfield Fire District Officers 

and Winnisquam Regional School District Officers for the ensuing year: 

For Selectman: (3 years) 

Nadine Marshall 37 

Mark St. Cyr 55 

Stephen D. Bluhm 210 

Frank Harvey 1 3 

For Town Clerk/Tax Collector: (3 years) 

Cindy Caveney 3 1 

For Supervisor of the Checklist: (6 years) 

Margaret D. LaBrecque 141 

Rita L. Bruno 122 

For Moderator: (2 years) 

Scott McGuffin 298 

For Trustee of Trust Funds 

Majority write-in candidate declined, position to be appointed 

To see if the town will vote to adopt Amendment Number One (1) to the 
Northfield Zoning Ordinance Article Sixteen (16) as proposed by the Planning 
Board for the Northfield Zoning Ordinance as follows: Amend the floodplain 
ordinance as necessary to comply with requirements of the National Flood 
Insurance Program. 

YES 260 NO 48 



The Annual Town Meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m., March 15, 2008 by Moderator 
Scott McGuffin. 



ARTICLE 3: 



ARTICLE 4: 



To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Four 
Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety Nine Dollars ($24,699) for the purchase of a 
replacement cruiser for the Police Department. (Majority vote required for 
adoption) 

Article moved by Steve Bluhm and seconded by Glen Brown. 

Police Chief Steve Adams spoke to the Article and responded to questions 

regarding the cost. ARTICLE PASSED. 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Hundred 
Thousand Dollars ($200,000) for drainage work, grinding and paving of 
portions of Oak Hill Road. (Majority vote required for adoption) 

Article moved by Steve Bluhm, seconded by Debra Shepard. 
The Moderator commended Mike Summersett and the entire Highway 
Department for their great efforts during this difficult winter. Mike Summersett 
explained that Article 4 is to complete Phase 3 of a 3-Phase project. This will 
cover approximately 1000 feet of underground drainage and 4000 feet of 

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ARTICLE 5: 



grinding and repaying to improve the driveway situation for residents. 
Additional discussion that the total cost of this project is $220,000. The $20,000 
listed separately in the Budget was put aside to cover at the very least 
maintenance in that area in case the Article did not pass, and that the cost for 
this project would likely be higher in the future if not completed now. 
ARTICLE PASSED. 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Three Million 
Three Hundred Fifty Two Thousand Five Hundred Thirty Dollars ($3,352,530) 
which represents the Budget Committee's recommended budget on the posted 
MS-7 and pass any vote in relation thereto. (Majority vote required for 
adoption). 

Article moved by Glen Brown and seconded by Steve Bluhm. 
Steve Randall moved, seconded by Steve Bluhm to amend the amount of 
$3,352,530.00 to $3,622,229.00. This amount reflects the changes as voted in 
Articles 3 and 4, and an additional $55,000.00 to be added to the Highway 
Department Budget for expenses related to this winter's storms. Amendment 
passed. ARTICLE AS AMENDED PASSED. 

A mathematical error was discovered after the passage of the Article. A Motion 

for 

Reconsideration of Article 5 was made by Keith Murray and seconded by Bill 

Dawson. Motion for Reconsideration Passed. 

A Motion to amend the amount to $3,632,229.00 was made by Deb Wheeler 
and seconded by Linda Luedke. Amendment passed. 
ARTICLE AS AMENDED PASSED 



ARTICLE 6: 



To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into 
an agreement with Gravity Mountain Inc. to construct mountain bike trails on 
portions of Town-owned parcel R18-2 (a landlocked parcel) in exchange for 
access rights over Gravity Mountain Inc. property, cost of agreement 
preparation to be borne by Gravity Mountain Inc. Said agreement to include 
appropriate protections for the town from liability, including adequate insurance 
coverage. Said agreement to be completed within 90 days. 

Article moved by Eliza Conde and seconded by Scott Hilliard. 
Eliza Conde described the Gravity Mountain (former Highlands Ski Area) 
property in relation to parcels owned by the school and town in the same area. 
She stated the Conservation Commission is interested in having access to the 
ten-acre town owned parcel. Leif Martinson, an abutter to the properly, spoke 
in favor of the Article. He stated Gravity Mountain has done a great job 
restoring the property that had been deteriorating for some time. Walter Hall 
provided historical perspective and wanted to ensure the Boy Scouts would be 
able to continue to utilize the property. 

Additional questions were raised about verbiage in the deed for the town parcel 
and further defining "adequate" insurance coverage. Steve Bluhm stated the 
Town is interested in access and parking so residents and the Scouts can better 
use the property. Lana Dearborn pointed out that the Article only gives the 
Selectmen the permission to negotiate. She feels the questions being raised 

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would be investigated during the process and it would be a wonderful 
opportunity for the town. Valerie Kehr made Motion to Table the Article until a 
legal opinion can be sought, seconded by Barbara Wirth. Motion to Table was 
defeated. 

The Moderator asked permission from the Assembly to allow Mark Hayes, 
owner of Gravity Mountain, to speak. Permission granted. Mr. Hayes further 
explained the relationship of the parcels and referred to a map displayed in the 
hall. Several others spoke either in favor of the Article or to express concerns. 
Glen Brown stated all concerns voiced will be taken into consideration during 
the process, legal advice will be sought and public hearings will be held. 
ARTICLE PASSED. 



ARTICLE 7: 



To hear the report of the Recycling Committee 

Article moved by Steve Bluhm and seconded by Bill Dawson. 

Dave Coulter gave report, highlighting that currently participation is at a low 

level, and that disposal costs are rising. Peg Shepard encouraged higher 

participation and gave specifics of the current prices the Town receives for 

recycled items and how recycling has resulted in a tax saving to the town. 

ARTICLE PASSED. 



ARTICLE 8: 



To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to re-appoint 
the Recycling Committee to encourage effective recycling, to reduce the cost of 
solid waste disposal, support the recycling functions of the transfer station and 
educate the community. The committee shall report its findings to the Board of 
Selectmen no later than October 2008. 



ARTICLE 9: 



Article moved by Glen Brown and seconded by Deb Wheeler. 
Donna Bouchard commended the Recycling Committee for their efforts, and 
suggested they work closely with members of the Highway Department who 
already have substantial experience with waste management and the recycling 
process. Lisa Swancott spoke in favor of letting the committee continue its work 
in order to bring forward more options next year. Mary Maguire, a member of 
the committee, explained they are requesting additional time because after much 
research into numerous options, they learned the Co-op Northfield belongs to is 
considering going to a "Single Stream" process. This change would render 
much of the committee's research obsolete. They hope to come back with solid 
data after the decision is made by the Co-op. Wes deSousa stated more 
participation could make a substantial impact on our tax bills, and that 
mandatory recycling should be considered. Bob Ivon expressed concern that if 
disposal fees were enacted there would be much more trash dumped on the 
sides of our roads. ARTICLE PASSED 



To hear the report of the Education Committee. 

Article moved by Steve Randall and seconded by Wes DeSousa. 

Dave Court, Chairman, gave report. The nine-member Education Committee 

was established at last year's Town Meeting. They looked at the educational 

system from Northfield' s point of view. Report has been given to the 

Selectmen. The committee reviewed numerous options with consideration to 

the school funding formula and State funding plan. Stated it is difficult for a 

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ARTICLE 10: 



citizen committee to tackle this complex issue. Greg Hill offered a motion to 
amend Article 9 to read: "To see if the town will give its consent to re- 
authorize the continuing work of the Northfield Education Committee. The 
purpose and focus of the committee will remain the same, namely the 
exploration and discussion of innovative ways to further promote educational 
opportunity and EXCELLENCE for the students of the Town of Northfield with 
an eye to cost-cutting from a purely Northfield perspective." Motion seconded 
by Keith Murray. Discussion on the Amendment: Keith Murray spoke in 
support of continuation of the committee, stating there are current legislative 
issues relating to State aid that need to be monitored. Amendment passed. 

Catherine Ferreira spoke in favor of the Committee and their work. She thanked 
the Education Committee and the School Budget Committee for their work over 
the last year. ARTICLE AS AMENDED PASSED. 

To see if the Town is willing to authorize the Selectman to hire a municipal 
engineer for the purpose of studying the feasibility of hiring outside private 
contractors to perform any of the town functions. The scope of the study should 
include, but not be limited to, the Highway Dept duties of snow removal, road 
repair, and roadside ditch maintenance. In the case of the Highway Dept, our 
Road Agent would act as a coordinator of all contracts for service and oversee 
all projects. Article moved by Greg Hill and seconded by Steve Randall. 
Greg Hill explained his reasons for submitting the Article by petition and asked 
for a ballot vote on the article. He stated there are many services we currently 
subcontract and thinks we should evaluate additional areas for possible savings. 
Lana Dearborn moved to Table the Article, stating there was no money in the 
budget to fund this Article, so any cost would have to be taken from somewhere 
else. Motion seconded by Paul Wilson. Vote on Motion to Table was by 
division of the house. 
YES 69 NO 19 MOTION TO TABLE PASSED. 



ARTICLE 11; 



To see if the Town is willing to institute a TOWN BUDGET CAP that would 
allow the size of the town budget to be NO MORE than the same size as the 
prior years budget PLUS the current rate of inflation (CPI) as determined and 
posted in the Wall Street Journal. 

Article moved by Laurie Hill and seconded by Deb Wheeler. 
Greg Hill explained his reasons for submitting this Article by petition. Pointed 
out this year's budget is lower than last year because there are no major road 
projects in it. He is concerned the budget may balloon when we do have new 
road projects and feels we should get more expert opinions on items such as 
employee benefits. Donna Bouchard stated she agrees we need to keep an eye 
on expenditures but this should be left up to the Selectmen and Budget 
Committee. Steve Randall said a tax cap of this nature would not have allowed 
us to do projects that have been done in the past. Scott Hilliard pointed out that 
the County portion of the tax rate is not subject to the limit. If the County 
budget goes up money would have to come from local services. Lana Dearborn 
said she applauds the concept being brought forward and agrees we need to 
keep an eye on the tax rate, but we need to consider the impact of a tax cap and 
how we are required to submit our budgets to the DRA. She gave credit to the 
Selectmen and Budget Committee, stating all these members act in the best 
interest of this town. They are concerned and aware of the tax rate. Leif 

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ARTICLE 12: 



Martinson asked people to come out to Budget meetings and get involved. 
ARTICLE FAILED. 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Tax Collector to discount by two 
percent (2%) any amount in property taxes due when said taxes are paid within 
30 days of the date of billing. (Majority vote required for adoption). 

Article moved by Lisa Swancott and seconded by Glen Brown. 
Leif Martinson explained that the amount credited in discounts causes the Town 
to borrow additional funds and will be added with interest to next year's budget. 
Rich Bellerose asked for figures on the cost of giving the discount. Steve 
Randall responded that it resulted in 36 cents per thousand on the tax rate last 
year. Eliza Conde confirmed the cost factor and explained it is a huge amount 
of paperwork for the tax collector and would save us money if we didn't offer 
the discount. ARTICLE FAILED. 



ARTICLE 13: 



To transact any other business that may legally come before this meeting. 
Glen Brown introduced the new Town Administrator, Glenn Smith. 
Thank you's were offered from members of the Assembly to the Selectmen, 
Town Budget Committee and the Winnisquam Regional School District Budget 
Committee for their work, and to Eliza Conde for compiling the Town Report. 
Scott McGuffin acknowledged Northfield's elected State Representatives in 
attendance, Joy Tilton and Deb Wheeler, and also advised there will be a 
recount of the Fire District Election for office of Fire Commissioner on March 
18, 2008 at 3 p.m. Motion to adjourn by Kent Finemore, seconded by Keith 
Murray. 



Meeting adjourned at 1 1 :20 a.m. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Cindy L. Caveney, Town Clerk 



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INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT 



To the Board of Selectmen 

Town of Northfield, New Hampshire 



We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the governmental activi- 
ties, each major fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of the Town 
of Northfield, New Hampshire, as of and for the year ended December 31, 2007, 
which collectively comprise the Town's basic financial statements as listed in the 
table of contents. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Town of 
Northfield's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these 
financial statements based on our audit. 

We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted 
in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform 
the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements 
are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, 
evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An 
audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant esti- 
mates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement 
presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our 
opinions. 

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material 
respects, the respective financial position of the governmental activities, each major 
fund, and the aggregate remaining fund information of the Town of Northfield, as 
of December 31 , 2007, and the respective changes in financial position thereof and 
the respective budgetary comparison for the General Fund for the year then ended 
in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of 
America. 

The management's discussion and analysis, appearing on the following pages, is 
not a required part of the basic financial statements but is supplementary informa- 
tion required by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. We have applied 
certain limited procedures, which consisted principally of inquiries of management 
regarding the methods of measurement and presentation of the required supple- 
mentary information. However, we did not audit the information and express no 
opinion on it. 

Nashua, New Hampshire 
December 31 , 2008 



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TOWN of NORTHFIELD, NEW HAMPSHIRE 

SELECTMENS' ACCOUNTS (unaudited) 

JANUARY 1, 2008 through DECEMBER 31, 2008 



Operating Account: 






Balance January 1, 2008 


$ 


3,025,984.86 


Checks Voided, added back to 2007 balance 


$ 


9,159.52 


Interest Earned 


$ 


14,370.30 


Deposits 


$ 


10,388,493.74 


Total Funds Available 


$ 


13,438,008.42 


Disbursements 


$ 


(10,975,042.63) 


Balance December 31, 2008 


$ 


2,462,965.79 


Escrow Account: 






Balance January 1, 2008 


$ 


- 


Interest Earned 


$ 


26.78 


Deposits 


$ 


7,529.00 


Total Funds Available 


$ 


7,555.78 


Disbursements 


$ 


(6,711.46) 


Balance December 31, 2008 


$ 


844.32 


NHPDIP - General Fund 






Balance January 1, 2008 


$ 


3,694.75 


Interest Earned 


$ 


90.72 


Deposits 


$ 


- 


Total Funds Available 


$ 


3,785.47 


Disbursements 


$ 


- 


Balance December 31, 2008 


$ 


3,785.47 


Conservation Fund - NHPDIP 






Balance January 1, 2008 


$ 


88,115.28 


Interest Earned 


$ 


2,171.66 


Deposits 


$ 


531.00 


Total Funds Available 


$ 


90,817.94 


Disbursements 


$ 


- 


Balance December 31, 2008 


$ 


90,817.94 



Roland C. Seymour, Treasurer 



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TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT 

For January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008 

DEBITS 



UNCOLLECTED TAXES BEG. BAL: 


2008 LEVY 


2007 LEVY 


Property Tax 




$549,205.35 


Land Use Change Tax 






Timber Yield Tax 




$2,981.40 


Highland's Village District Water & Sewer 




$14,363.00 


Northfield Sewer District 






TAXES COMMITTED THIS YEAR: 






Property Tax 


$7,269,398.00 


$677.50 


Excavation Tax 


$56.88 




! Land Use Change Tax 


$10,500.00 


$420.00 


Timber Yield Tax 


$10,453.60 




Highland's Village District Water & Sewer 


$67,200.00 




Northfield Sewer District 




$7,167.89 


Interest & Penalties - Property Tax 


$4,224.29 


$33,219.25 


OVERPAYMENTS: 






Property Tax 


($31,015.61) 




Highlands Village District 


($3,020.00) 




OVERPAYMENTS REFUNDED: 






Property Tax 


$20,117.60 




OFFSET OF 2007 OUTSTANDING CREDITS 




$11,910.35 


TOTAL DEBITS 


$7,347,914.76 


$619,944.74 


CREDITS 


REMITTED TO TREASURER: 2008 LEVY 


2007 LEVY 


Property Tax 


$6,663,122.25 


$345,917.39 


Excavation Tax 


$56.88 




Land Use Change Tax 


$10,489.64 


$420.00 


Timber Yield Tax 


$9,965.09 




Highland's Village District Water & Sewer 


$47,118.00 


$8,464.00 


Northfield Sewer District 




$4,113.32 


Interest & Penalties - Property Tax 


$4,224.29 


$33,219.25 


Conversion to Lien (Principal) 




$219,232.20 


OVERPAYMENTS ASSIGNED: 






Property Tax 


($9,219.60) 




Highlands Village District 


($2,090.00) 




DISCOUNTS ALLOWED 




$47.69 


ABATEMENTS MADE 


$4,934.00 


$8,530.89 


UNCOLLECTED TAXES AS OF 12/31/2008: 






Property Tax 


$601,341.75 




Land Use Change Tax 


$10.36 




Yield Tax 


$488.51 




Highland's Village District Water & Sewer 


$20,082.00 




CREDIT BALANCE AS OF 12/31/2008: 






Property Tax 


($1,678.41) 




Highlands Village District 


\ ($930.00) 




TOTAL CREDITS* 


$7,347,914.76 


$619,944.74 



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TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT 
For January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008 

DEBITS 



! 2007 LEVY 


2006 LEVY 


PRIOR YEARS 


Unredeemed Liens Balance 








Beginning of Period 




$114,469.72 


$40,728.04 


Liens Executed During Period 


$237,014.65 






Interest & Costs Collected 


$5,703.25 


$12,587.59 


$11,909.47 










TOTAL DEBITS 


$242,717.90 


$127,057.31 


$52,637.51 


CREDITS 




2007 LEVY 


2006 LEVY 


PRIOR YEARS 


Lien Redemptions 


$113,561.30 


$65,043.43 


$33,989.61 


Interest & Costs 


$5,703.25 


$12,587.59 


$11,909.47 


Abatements of Unredeemed Tax 








Unredeemed Liens Balance 


$123,453.35 


$49,426.29 


$6,738.43 


as of December 31, 2008 
















TOTAL CREDITS 


$242,717.90 


$127,057.31 


$52,637.51 



Respectfully Submitted: 

Cindy L. Caveney, Tax Collector 



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TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 


January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008 


Auto Registrations 


$674,875.81 


Municipal Agent Fees 


$16,046.00 


Titles 


$1,739.00 


Vital Statistics 


$2,727.00 


Dog Licenses 


$5,059.00 


Filing Fees/misc 


$128.00 


OHRV Registrations 


$3,325.00 


UCC 


$825.00 


Boat Registrations 


$1,517.19 


Total 


$706,242.00 


Respectfully submitted, 




Cindy L. Caveney, Town Clerk 






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SCHEDULE OF TOWN OWNED PROPERTY 



MAP/LOT 


LOCATION 


ACRES 


LAND 


BLDG/FTR 


TOTAL 


R02/2 


Stevens Rd. 


80.00 


$51,600 


$0 


$51,600 


R06/45/1 


Peverly Rd. 


0.63 


$52,400 


$0 


$52,400 


R08/83B 


1-93 


5.50 


$18,600 


$0 


$18,600 


R09/5 


Sandogardy Rd. 


69.00 


$361,700 


$0 


$361,700 


R09/9 


Sandogardy Rd. 


1.00 


$67,100 


$162,600 


$229,700 


R09/72B 


Sandogardy Rd. 


2.00 


$61,600 


$0 


$61,600 


R 10/36 


Reservoir Rd. 


12.61 


$75,500 


$0 


$75,500 


R12/17L 


Bean Hill Rd. 


1.20 


$8,400 


$0 


$8,400 


R14/3A 


Belmont Meadow 


2.00 


$60,300 


$0 


$60,300 


R15/47 


Shaker Road 


16.50 


$11,700 


$0 


$11,700 


R16/12 


Knowles Pond 


85.00 


$112,100 


$0 


$112,100 


R17/46 


Off Bean Hill 


0.82 


$53,000 


$0 


$53,000 


R18/2 


Off Bean Hill 


10.00 


$7,200 


$0 


$7,200 


R22/1-1 


Payson Rd. 


0.25 


$200 


$0 


$200 


U02/3 


Johnson Rd. 


11.00 


$64,700 


$29,100 


$93,800 


U03/9 


Johnson Rd. 


6.50 


$76,000 


$4,500 


$80,500 


U07/1B 


Elm St. 


7.49 


$67,600 


$0 


$67,600 


U07/80 


Arch Hill 


18.00 


$108,900 


$0 


$108,900 


U07/99 


The Island 


1.37 


$60,300 


$3,800 


$64,100 


U08/26A 


Holmes Ave. 


0.28 


$15,500 


$0 


$15,500 


U08/112/113 


Summer St. 


1.73 


$83,700 


$369,200 


$452,900 


U08/137A 


Summer St. 


0.50 


$59,000 


$700 


$59,700 


U09/1 


Park St. 




$0 


$8,500 


$8,500 


U09/1/1E 


Park St. 


4.00 


$69,600 


$191,900 


$261,500 


U09/6/1 


Park St. 


4.64 


$87,900 


$262,400 


$350,300 


U09/6/2 


Summer St. 


2.44 


$84,700 


$0 


$84,700 


U09/6/3 


Dearborn Rd. 


0.60 


$52,500 


$0 


$52,500 


U13/18 


Rte93 


5.00 


$3,600 


$0 


$3,600 


No. of Parcels; 


27 


350.06 


$1,775,400 


$1,032,700 


$2,808,100 



SCHEDULE OF TOWN VEHICLES AND EQUIPMENT 

POLICE DEPARTMENT Year 

Patrol 1 Ford Crown Vic 2006 

Patrol 2 Ford Interceptor 2008 

Patrol 3 Ford Crown Vic 2008 

Motorcycle Harley Davidson 2008 

4X4 Ford Expedition 2002 

Detective Ford Interceptor 2005 

Chief Ford Crown Vic 2006 



ADMINISTRATION 

Admin Ford 



Crown Victoria 2004 



HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

TRUCKS Year 

Int'l Truck 4900; 8 yard, dump* 1 990 

Int'l Truck 4900; 8 yard, dump* 1 992 

Ford F350 4x4 dump* 1 997 

Ford F250 4x4 with plow 1 997 

Int'l Truck 2574; 1 6 yard, 1 whir, dump* 1 999 

Int'l Truck 4900; 1 yard, dump* 2000 

Ford F450 1 ton pick up, dump* 200 1 

Ford F350 4x4 pick up, plow 2006 

OTHER 

Underground Storage Tank 2007 

* These trucks are outfitted with plow and wing. 



EQUIPMENT Year 

Sidewalk Plow - Bombadier 1 980 

International Tractor 1985 

Woodchuck wood chipper 1987 

Ford Water truck 1989 

Road Side Mower 1993 

Champion 720 Grader 1996 

Industrial Loader - Fermec 2000 

Cat Loader Model 924G 2002 

2145 JCB Backhoe/Loader 2006 

Skid Steer 5640E - Gehl 2007 

Vibrating Roller - Leeboy 2008 



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TAX RA TE COMPARISON 





2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 

Assessment 
Update 


NET VALUATION 


$293,433,094 


$299,091,837 


$302,166,946 


$353,991,462 


NET VALUATION (LESS UTILITIES) 


$285,932,478 


$294,586,137 


$298,306,946 


$348,306,262 


TOWN PORTION 










APPROPRIATION 


$3,102,340 


$4,807,100 


$3,702,796 


$3,632,299 


LESS: REVENUES 


$1,686,243 


$3,467,869 


$2,070,967 


$1,531,445 


LESS: SHARED REVENUES 


$23,568 


$23,568 


$23,568 


$23,568 


ADD: OVERLAY 


$199,081 


$99,111 


$75,711 


$49,426 


ADD: WAR SERVICE CREDITS 


$112,400 


$112,300 


$113,500 


$114,100 


NET TOWN APPROPRIATION 


$1,704,010 


$1,527,074 


$1,797,472 


$2,240,812 


TOWN TAX RATE 


$5.81 


$5.10 


$5.95 


$6.33 


INCREASE(DECREASE) 


$ (0.41) 


$ (0.71) 


$ 0.85 


$ 0.38 


REGIONAL SCHOOL APPORTIONMENT 


$6,742,971 


$7,369,218 


$7,826,907 


$7,823,304 


LESS EQUITABLE EDUCATION GRAN 


$3,879,792 


$3,855,263 


$4,048,026 


$4,048,026 


LOCAL SCHOOL TAX EFFORT 


$2,141,415 


$2,775,381 


$3,020,653 


$2,987,749 


STATE SCHOOL TAX EFFORT 


$721,764 


$738,574 


$758,228 


$787,529 


LOCAL RATE 


$7.30 


$9.28 


$10.00 


$8.44 


STATE RATE 


$2.52 


$2.51 


$2.54 


$2.26 


SCHOOL PORTION 










DUE TO SCHOOL (LOCAL & STATE) 


$2,863,179 


$3,513,955 


$3,778,881 


$3,775,278 



LESS: SHARED REVENUES 
NET SCHOOL APPROPRIATION 



TOTAL SCHOOL TAX RATE 

INCREASE(DECREASE) 

COUNTY PORTION 
DUE TO COUNTY 
LESS: SHARED REVENUES 
NET COUNTY APPROPRIATION 

COUNTY TAX RATE 



$9.82 




$11.79 




$12.54 




$10.70 


(0.41) 


$ 


1.96 


$ 


0.75 


$ 


(1.84) 


$648,292 




$701,611 




$810,078 




$900,609 


$5,405 




$5,405 




$5,405 




$5,405 


$642,887 




$696,206 




$804,673 




$895,204 


$2.19 




$2.33 




$2.66 




$2.53 


(0.41) 


$ 


0.14 


$ 


0.34 


$ 


(0.13) 



Subtotal 



$17.82 



$19.22 



$21.15 



$19.56 



FIRE DISTRICT PORTION 
FIRE DISTRICT TAX RATE 

INCREASE(DECREASE) 

TOTAL TAX RATE 

INCREASE(DECREASE) 

TOTAL COMMITMENT 



$396,135 


$502,474 




$537,857 




$463,729 


$1.35 


$1.68 




$1.78 




$1.31 


(0.41) $ 


0.33 


$ 


0.10 


$ 


(0.47) 


$19.17 


$20.90 




$22.93 




$20.87 


(1.04) $ 


1.73 


$ 


2.03 


$ 


(2.06) 


$5,493,811 


$6,127,409 




$6,805,383 




$7,260,923 



Northfield Tax Rate 2005-2008 




2005 



2006 



2007 



2008 



36 



NHDRA SUMMARY OF INVENTORY OF VALUATION 
FORM MS-1 FOR 2008 



LAND & BUILDING VALUATION 



Acres 

11,520.398 

54.582 



4,829.301 

544.588 

16,948.869 



Assessed Value 



1,325,173 
4,389 

110,823,400 
8,973,300 



None 



189,687,600 
11,654,500 
30,585,400 



544,100 
15,000 



Value of Taxable Land 

Current Use 

Conservation Restriction Assessment 

Discretionary Easement 

Residential Land 

Commercial/Industrial Land 
Total of Taxable Land* 
Value of Buildings Only 

Residential 

Manufactured Housing 

Commercial/Industrial 

Discretionary Easment 

Total of Taxable Buildings** 
Land and Building Valuation Before Exemptions 

Less Certain Disabled Veteran Exemption (2 exemptions) 
Less Imp. to Assist Disabled Exemption (3 exemptions) 
Total Disabled Vet. & Imp. To Assist Disabled Exemp. 

Modified Assessed Valuation 

Less Blind Exemptions (0 exemptions) 

Less Elderly Exemptions (59 exemptions $ 

Less Disabled Exemptions (6 exemptions) $ 

Total Blind, Elderly & Disabled Exemptions 

Net Valuation for Municipal, County & Local Education Tax 
Less Public Utilities Public Service of NH $ 

NH Electrical Coop $ 

Keyspan Energy Delivery $ 

T/N Water District $ 

Total Utilities 

Net Valuation w/o Utilities for State Education Tax 



* Value of Tax Exempt & Non-Taxable Buildings ($ 1 2,80 1 ,800) 

** Value of Tax Exempt & Non-Taxable Land ($3,089,600) 498.961 Acres 



1 
$ 



I 
$ 



$ 



(3,973,700) 
(214,700) 



2,355,800.00 
2,183,100.00 
1,146,300.00 



$_ 
$ 



$ 



121,126,262 



231,927,500 



358,738,962 



559,100.0 



358,179,862 



(4,188,400) 



353,991,462 



5,685,200 



348,306,262 



CREDITS AND EXEMPTIONS 



War Service Credits 



Total War Service Credits 



Elderly Exemptions 



Total Exemptions 





Amount 


Number 




Amount 


isabled Veteran 


$1,400 


9 


$ 


12,600.00 


Veteran 


$500 


203 


$ 


101,500.00 




Maximum 


212 


$ 


114,100.00 










Allowable 


Number 




Amount 


Age 65-74 


$50,000 


19 


$ 


883,000.00 


75-79 


$60,000 


15 


$ 


844,600.00 


80 + 


$90,000 


25 


$ 


2,179,100.00 






59 


$ 


3,906,700.00 



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CURRENT USE 


Category 

Farm Land 

Forest Land 

Forest Land with Stewardship 

Unproductive Land 

Wetland 

Total Land in Current Use 

20% Recreational Adjustment 
Number of Owners in C.U. 
Number of Parcels in C.U. 


Acres 

926.460 

8,224.113 

1,783.503 

110.712 

475.610 

11,520.398 

6,646.387 
222 
321 


$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 


Assessed Value 

315,627.00 

907,088.00 

94,346.00 

1,455.00 

6,657.00 

1,325,173.00 








CONSERVATION RESTRICTION 


Category Acres 

Farm Land 0.000 
Forest Land 54.582 
Forest Land with Stewardship 0.000 
Unproductive Land 0.000 
Wetland 0.000 
Total Land in Conservation Restriction 54.582 

Receiving 20% Recreational Adjustment 

Number of Owners with Parcels in Conservation Restriction 

Number of Parcels in Conservation Restriction 


$ 
$ 
$ 
$ 

S 


Assessed Value 

3,779.00 


$ 


3,779.00 


44.200 
3 
3 








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TOWN OF NORTHFIELD 
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2009 



2013 







2009 2010 


2011 1 2012 2013 




HIGHWAY - 


ROADS, DRAINAGE AND BRIDGES 


ROADS 












1 


Arch St. 












2 


Ayers Rd.. 












3 


Bay Hill Ext. 






$50,000 






4 


Bay Hill Rd. 












5 


Bay Street 










$65,000 


6 


Bean Hill Rd. 












7 


Bean Hill Rd. 




$10,000 








8 


Bean Hill Rd. (State) 


$75,000 


$75,000 








9 


Blueberry Ln. 












10 


Caveney Dr. 












11 


Chase Rd. 




$2,500 








12 


Clearwood Ln. 












13 


Cofran Ave. 




$15,000 








14 


Cornerstone Rd. 




$10,000 




15 


Cottage St. 










16 


Crossmill Rd. 


$40,000 


$40,000 






17 


Dearborn Rd. 












18 


Diana Rd. 












19 


Drake Dr. 












20 


Elm St. 












21 


Fellows Hill Rd. 










$40,000 


22 


Fiddler's Choice Rd. 












23 


Fiske Rd. 






$45,000 






24 


Forrest Rd. 










25 


Gale Ave. 












26 


Glines Park Rd. 












27 


Granite St. 




$12,500 








28 


Greenwood Dr. 












29 


Haggett Farm Rd. 












30 


Hidden Ln. 












31 


Hill St. 












32 


Hodgdon Rd. 


$40,000 


$30,000 








33 


Holmes Ave. 












34 


Howard Ave. 




$20,000 








35 


Keasor Rd. 












36 


Kimball St. 












37 


Knowles Farm Rd. 













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TOWN OF NORTHFIELD 
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2009 - 2013 





2009 


2010 


2011 


2012 


2013 


38 Knowles Pond Rd. 




$60,000 








39 Lambert Rd. 












40 Ledge Rd. 












41 Luneau Court 




$2,500 








42 Megan Drive 












43 Memorial St. 












44 Oak Hill Rd. 


$20,000 








$55,000 


45 Oak Hill Rd. (State) 












46 Oak St. 












47 Park St. (State) 












48 Peverly Rd. 












49 Rand Rd. 


$2,000 










50 Reservoir Rd. 


$18,000 










51 Riverside Bus. Park 












52 Sarah Ln. 












53 Sargent St. 












54 Scribner Rd. 












55 Scribner Rd. 












56 Shaker Rd. 












57 Shaker Rd. (State) 












58 Shaw Rd. 








$30,000 




59 Shedd Rd. 


$20,000 










60 Silver Ln. 












61 Stevens Rd. 


$10,000 










62 Summer St. 












63 Susan Ln. 








$30,000 




64 Tallwood Dr. 




$6,000 








65 Turnpike Rd. 












66 Twin Bridge Rd. 












67 Union Rd. 








$55,000 




68 View St. 


$4,100 










69 Vine St. 












70 W.B. Hill Rd. 












71 Watson St. 






$15,000 






72 Wethersfield 












73 Woodlawn Ave. 












74 Zion Hill Rd. 






$59,000 






Total Roads 


$229,100 


$283,500 


$169,000 


$115,000 


$160,000 


Offsetting Revenues 


$113,000 


$110,000 


$110,000 


$110,000 


$110,000 


To be Raised by Taxes 


$116,100 


$173,500 


$59,000 


$5,000 


$50,000 



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TOWN OF NORTHFIELD 
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN 2009 - 2013 





2009 2010 |j 2011 || 2012 || 2013 


HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT 


TRUCKS AND EQUIPMENT 


$75,000 


$75,000 


$75,000 


$75,000 


$75,000 


BUILDINGS & MISC. 












Telephone System 


$3,000 










Total Highway Buildings 


$3,000 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


TOTAL EQUIP & BLDGS 


$78,000 


$75,000 


$75,000 


$75,000 


$75,000 


OFFSETTING REVENUES 
TO BE RAISED BY TAXES 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$78,000 


$75,000 


$75,000 


$75,000 


$75,000 



POLICE DEPARTMENT 


Cruiser 


$25,669 


$26,000 


$26,000 


$26,000 


$26,000 


Expedition 


$27,900 


$8,000 


$8,000 


$8,000 


$8,000 


Building Expansion 


$0 


$0 


$25,000 


$25,000 


$25,000 


j Motorcycle Lease 


$2,100 


$2,100 


$2,100 


$2,100 


$2,100 


TOTAL POLICE DEPT. 


$55,669 


$36,100 


$61,100 


$61,100 


$61,100 


OFFSETTING REVENUES 
TO BE RAISED BY TAXES 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$55,669 


$36,100 


$61,100 


$61,100 


$61,100 



OTHER 


Town Hall 












Town Hall Furnace 




$5,000 


5000 






Arch Park Fence Repair 






$6,000 


$5,000 




Culture/Recreation 












Island Repair 


$7,000 


$6,500 








TOTAL OTHER 


$7,000 


$11,500 


$11,000 


$5,000 


$0 


OFFSETTING REVENUES 
TO BE RAISED BY TAXES 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$0 


$7,000 


$11,500 


$11,000 


$5,000 


$0 



CIP Requests and Projections 
Amount Raised by Taxes 


2009 
Request 


2010 
Projection 


2011 
Projection 


2012 
Projection 


2013 
Projection 


Roads, Drainage and Bridges 


$116,100 


$173,500 


$59,000 


$5,000 


$50,000 


Highway - Building and Equip. 


$78,000 


$75,000 


$75,000 


$75,000 


$75,000 


Police 


$55,669 


$36,100 


$61,100 


$61,100 


$61,100 


Other 


$7,000 


$11,500 


$11,000 


$5,000 


$0 


Total 


$256,769 


$296,100 


$206,100 


$146,100 


$186,100 



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Greeting: 



Northfield Police Department 



I would like to take this opportunity to address the citizens of the Town of Northfield as to what 
your Police Department has been doing for the past year. We received two federal grants, one for 
speed enforcement and another for impaired operators. As many of you found out the speed grant 
was a great success. In those areas where Officers ran radar we observed a significant decrease in 
speeding vehicles, now we are working on changing the driving behavior of operators through 
out the rest of the town. 

Although our overall call volume is down, unfortunately we have had an increase in violent 
crimes. I believe that much of this is related to drug issues within the State of New Hampshire 
and across the country. Over the past year we made a number of drug arrests, some of these 
being large dealers within central New Hampshire. As we have found when you have problems 
with drugs, other violent crimes follow. We, in the Town of Northfield are not alone with the 
increase. Police agencies all over the State have reported that violent crimes are rising. 

The past year has been a difficult one for us as a Police Department; we have lost two officers to 
other departments for higher wages. Detective Pierce was out on medical leave for the last six 
months of the year, and has an unknown return date. It is things like this that put a strain on all 
Officers in the Department. We do have a very dedicated, highly trained group of employees at 
the Northfield Police Department and I am very proud of them. 

Please remember to report any suspicious activity that you might come across; LOCK the doors 
in your home and vehicles. We must all work together to make our community a better and safer 
place to live and raise our families. 

In closing I wish to thank the citizens for your support of the Police 
Department, all the members of the Northfield Police Department for 
their support and dedication, the staff at Town Hall, Board of Selectman, 
Budget committee members, Tilton/Northfield Fire Department, and the 
Northfield Highway Department for all their hard work over the last 
year. 

Sincerely, 

Stephen P. Adams, Chief of Police 





AA. Robert ''SSI 



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NORTHFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT 

REVENUES 
JANUARY 1 TO DECEMBER 31, 2008 



Pistol Licenses/Witness Fees 






$ 3,200.00 


Dog Fines/Parking Viol. /Restitution 


$ 


6,771.61 




Insurance Fees/Misc. Income 


$ 


330.00 




Reimbursement to Over-Time Account 


$ 


251.58 




Reimbursement to Office Supply Account 


$ 


158.53 




Highway Safety Grant 


$ 


3,488.57 




DETAILS: 








Fruedenberg NOK 


$ 


3,960.00 




Weaver Brother's 


$ 


13,995.00 




Public Service of NH 


$ 


440.00 




Granite State Council 


$ 


440.00 




Key Span 


$ 


220.00 




Highland Mt. Bike Park 


$ 


770.00 




J. Parker & Daughters 


$ 


4,125.00 




Endorfun 


$ 


687.50 




TOTAL INCOME 




• 


$ 38,837.79 



?' 

INCOME GENERATED BY 
POLICE DEPARTMENT 

2004 2005 2006 

Report $270.00 $565.00 $200.00 

Pitol Permits $460.00 $310.00 $900.00 

Parking Tickets $505.00 $360.00 $375.00 

Dog Fines $1,615.00 $2,215.00 $785.00 

Miscellaneoud $498.00 $20.00 $374.00 

Witness Fees $2,770.00 $1,159.00 $2,823.00 

Restitution From Court $5,220.00 $4,635.00 $5,772.00 

Special Detail $28,480.00 $88,495.00 $59,507.00 

Totals: $39,818.00 $97,558.00 $70,826.00 

2007 Accounts Merged Together 2008 

Pistol Permit /Witness Fees $1,957.99 $3,200.00 

Dog Fines / Parking Rest. $4,994.62 $6,771 .61 

Insurance Fees/Misc Inc. $310.00 $330.00 

Highway Safety Grant $5,887.00 $3,488.57 

Special Details $16,965.00 $24,637.50 

Reimbursement Over-Time Acct. $251 .58 

Reimbursement Office Supply Acct. $158.53 

Total Income: $30,114.61 $38,837.79 



43 



NORTHFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT 
OFFICER'S ANNUAL REPORT 





2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


Arrest 


387 


347 


286 


260 


211 


Summons 


567 


367 


216 


195 


144 


MV Warnings 


2,287 


1,918 


1,662 


2,009 


1,610 


Total 


3,241 


2,632 


2,164 


2,464 


1,965 


Property Checks 


17,200 


17,250 


14,590 


17,163 


17,000 


Accidents 


50 


56 


44 


37 


58 


Pistol Permits 


44 


31 


90 


86 


69 


Incidents 












(Calls for Service) 


8,817 


8,491 


8,812 


9,595 


4,861 


Walk In Assist 


1,635 


1,652 


1,600 


1,525 


1,100 


Total 


10,452 


10,143 


10,412 


11,120 


5,961 


Increase 












Decrease 


-147 


-309 


269 


708 





PLEASE NOTE: FOR YEARS 2004-2007 THE SYSTEM WAS AUTOMATICALLY DOUBLING 
THE CALL FOR SERVICE FIGURES, WHICH WE DID NOT CATCH UNTIL THIS YEAR. 



©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©<3© 



BREAKDOWN OF OVERTIME 



Court/Hearings 


126 1/2 


Investigations 


109 1/2 


Schools/Trainings 


108 


Vehicle Maintenance 


2 


Meetings 


8 1/2 


Cover Shifts 


273 1/2 


(when an officer calls in sick, and 




another officer is needed to fill in) 




Old Home Day 


25 1/2 


DARE 


20 1/2 


Safety Programs/Career Day 


4 


Radar Grant 


72 


DWI Grant 


34 


Polls 


25 


Snow Removal 


3 


Background Investigation 


6 



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ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER'S REPORT 



Over 100 animals involved incidents occurred in 2008, mostly running at large. 



19 Vicious Dogs 
5 Dog Bites 

1 1 Cruelty to Animals 

12 Livestock 

3 Wild Animals 



The rest were nuisance and barking dog complaints. 
Over 800 dogs were licensed. 



All the dogs taken to the kennel that were not claimed (except for one that was too vicious to adopt), 
or the owners could not be found, were cleaned and re-adopted to good homes. 

Only one dog was put down due to being vicious. 

Birch Hill Kennels kept a clean and conveniently located area for holding dogs and cats. Police had 
access 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Northfield residents could pick up their pets at the kennel 
Monday-Saturday 8 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm. On Sunday they could pick up their pets 8 am to 
9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm. 

It was a pleasure to work with the Northfield Police Department; they were always helpful and very 
professional. 

Respectfully submitted: 

Donald Carpenter, 
Owner, Birch Hill Kennels 




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Highway Superintendent's Report 2009 



The Northfield Highway Department had a very busy year. Personnel were called out for twenty nine 
weather events. We had storms almost every other day. With the shortage of salt, clean up of roads 
took the highway employees many extra hours. 

Spring came all at once. Mud season was very short and easy. Road grading started and summer was 
here. 

We replaced 820 feet of culverts and rebuilt and raised nine catch basins. Heavy rains kept things 
going with minor wash outs. On Twin Bridge Road, we ground the old asphalt, then added gravel, 
repaved and finished with a top coat of asphalt. 

Once we received permits to replace the box culvert on Granite Street, that project kept us busy into 
the cold and snow season. 

In December 2008, the highway crew had to go out twelve times to plow and/or sand slippery roads. 

I would like to thank the residents of Northfield for their patience and understanding while we were 
working on these road projects. I would especially like to thank my staff at the Highway Department. 
They worked endless hours, sometimes around the clock, to maintain the safety of Northfield roads fo 
all of us. 

Sincerely, 

Mike Summersett 

Northfield Highway Superintendent 




Northfield Highway Department 

Pictured, L to R: Harold Fife, Sumner Weeks, Margaret (Peg) Shepard, Tony Unger, Tom Jordan, Brian 
Brown, Mike Summersett, and Charles Beckley. Not Pictured: Mike Kimball, David Shaw and Erick Pease. 



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NORTHFIELD HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

RECYCLING REPORT 

SOLID WASTE REPORT 



REVENUE PRODUCING RECYCLABLES 


(TONS) 


2007 


2006 


REVENUE 2008 


DESCRIPTION 






2008 


ALUMINUM CANS 






2.18 


2.99 


2.37 


$2,814.54 


TIN CANS 






3.91 


4.35 


7.45 


$939.95 


CARDBOARD 






38.32 


29.86 


38.31 


$3,527.29 


PLASTIC 






14.31 


5.06 


9.37 


$4,563.19 


MIXED PAPER 






66.75 


67.6 


57.67 


$2,451.98 


SCRAP METAL 






63.46 


106.38 


152.43 


$12,252.91 


OTHER METAL (COPPER, 


ALUM, 


BRASS 


, ETC) 






$4,202.10 


CAR BATTERIES 






135 


173 


207 


$313.50 


TOTAL REVENUE 












$31,065.46 


NON REVENUE PRODUCING RECYCLABLES 


2007 


2006 


COST 2008 


DESCRIPTION 






2008 


C&D (TONS) 






56.05 


72.94 


77.07 


$3,347.60 


FREON (PER UNIT) 






64 


153 


248 


$576.00 


ELECTRONICS (TONS) 






8.66 


12.07 


7.05 


$3,803.63 


GLASS (TONS) 






60 


40 


40 


$741.85 


PROPANE TANKS 






123 


168 


104 


$615.00 


TOTAL COST 












$9,084.08 



DISPOSED AT INCINERATOR (TONS) 



2008 



2007 



RESIDENTIAL - Curbside Collection 
Recycled 

COMMERCIAL - Bestway Disposal 

Empire 
Waste Management 



2006 



1,597.71 


1,770.08 


1,723.45 


192.43 


126.90 


158.54 


185.84 


237.64 


277.86 


137.30 


222.74 


188.56 


788.62 


682.98 


788.32 





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NORTHFIELD HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT 

RECYCLE REPORT 

SOLID WASTE REPORT 



The Northfield Recycle Center is located off Sargent St at 50 Johnson Rd. The Center is open 
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The phone number is 286-4490. If you have any 
questions and/or concerns, please give us a call. 

Amnesty Week was very busy with 1,503 vehicles coming through our recycling center. 
Here are a few examples of what came in: 560 tires, 41 refrigerators, 269 tvs and monitors, 51 propane 
tanks, 33 air conditioners, and 52.91 tons of demo, which does not include clean wood or household 
trash. Do you all remember that scrap metal pile we kept telling you was worth about $6,000.00? 
Well, that pile brought in $12,252.00. Thank you to all residents for participating in bringing us all 
that metal. That money helps offset some of the costs of Amnesty week. 

Don't forget Household Hazardous Waste Day, it is usually held at the end of July or the beginning of 
August every year. Notice of dates and times will be posted and published in the newspaper, and will 
be located on the Town's website at vv w w . northfi eldnli . or g . Northfield pays $2,471.00 per year to 
participate in this program. We feel it is very important to dispose of these hazardous wastes the 
proper way. Thank you to all residents that participate in this collection day. 

We still need your clean used oil. We use it to heat the entire recycling center building and to help 
heat the town garage. This helps keep the heating costs down, which in turn saves you money on 
taxes. Thank you to all residents that bring us your used oil. 

As you can see from the solid waste chart, our curbside collection tonnage was down and our 
recycling tonnage was up from 2007! Curbside collection tonnage is down by 172.37 tons and 
recycling tonnage is up by 65.53 tons. Great job everyone, not only are we saving money, we are also 
helping to save our environment! 

Unfortunately, the bottom has dropped out on the recycling market, due to the economy. 
Because of this, we are now participating in a consolidation pilot program. This means that we ship all 
of our recyclables at the same time saving transportation charges. We still have to bale everything 
separately, but it all gets picked up at the same time, including electronics. We also get paid a little 
more this way. 

Thank you to all residents who take recycling so seriously! Please keep up the good work, recycle 
markets will get better, and we'll be generating good revenue again. 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO: 

REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE 

Sincerely, 
Peg Shepard 



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^mp 



A Recycling "Co-operative": 
Working Together to Make Reading Strong!!! 

Northeast Resource Recovery Association, 2101 Dover Road, Epsom, NH 03234 
Telephone* (€03)736-4401 Fa* (003)736-4402 

E-mail: irrfo@nrra.riet Web Site. wm.t\tra.xse% 



Town of Northfleld 

Congratulations for being such active recyclers! 

Below please find information on the positive impact this recycling has 
had on your environment. 

The recyclable materials listed below were sent to market to be 
remanufactured into new products through your non-profit recycling 
cooperative, the Northeast Resource Recovery Association. 



Recyclable 
Material 


Amount Recycled 
Id 2008 


Environmental Impact! 

Here is only one benefit of usina this recvded 
material rather than natural resources (raw 
materials) to manufacture new products. 


Aluminum Cans 


2,872 lbs. 


Conserved enough energy to run a 
television for 292,255 hours! 


Paper 


94 tons 


Saved 1,591 trees! 


Plastics 


11.301 tons 


Conserved 16,952 gallons of gasoline! 


Scrap Metal 


63 tons 


Conserved 63,441 pounds of coal! 


Steel Cans 


8,977 lbs, 


Conserved enough energy to run a 60 
watt light bulb for 233,402 hours! 



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DearNRRA Member, 

As a member of Northeast Resource Recovery Association (NRRA), pur community has access to all the services of this 
28-year-old recycling cooperative. Your member-driven organization can provide you with: 

• Up-to-date Technical Assistance in waste reduction and recycling; 

• Cooperative Marketing to maximize pricing and Cooperative Purchasing to minimize costs (over 30 
programs available); 

■ Current Market Conditions and Latest Recycling Trends; 

• Innovative Programs (i.e. Dual Stream, Consolidation and Single Stream) 

■ Educational and Networking Opportunities through our Annual Recycling Conference & monthly 
Marketing meetings, website and quarterly newsletter; 

• School Recycling Club - a program to assist schools to promote or advance their recycling efforts. 

The membership has grown to include more than 350 municipalities, businesses and individuals in New Hampshire, 
Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine. 

NRRA, as a non-profit organization, is unique in that we do not charge a "brokerage fee" or work to maximize profit 
gains, but rather has a rninimai "Co-op" Fee" which is re-invested into programs to further your recycling programs and 
solid waste reduction efforts. 

Through your continued support and dedication, NRRA has assisted our members to recycle over 68, 1 00 tons in fiscal 
year 2007 -2008! 



30,941 



torn p. j I*' k^ f\ •»»»*»» 



Marketing Tonnages 
10/1/07 through 9/30/08 




t,$W)t9rtS 



Other Marketed 
Recyclables 

Asphalt Shingles 

Batteries 

Cell Phones 

Fluorescent fiulby Ballast 

Freon 

Marine Shrink Wrap 

Mercury Added Product* 

Propane Tanks 

f Rechargeable Batteries 

Vegetable Oil 

Wood Chipping 



1,449 turn 

|j|y m i,t4t Ton* 



1,039 'Tom 




F&pmr 



Soap Metal 



Mi*«t 



CtmttrutfMM & Ctummirtgiud Tj«w Pfertiw tins* Sectowks 
Owmjlttitm CoBt<unm Aluminum 

Cans 



In Fiscal Year 2007/2008 NRRA assisted its Members in recycling over 68,100 Tons! 

Thank you for "Working Together To Make Recycling Strong"! 

Please contact NRRA at 603-736-4401 or visit our website at www.nrra.net 

"Partnering to make recycling strong through economic and environmentally sound solutions' 



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Recycling Committee Annual Report 

For 08-09 the committee set its sights to working on the following issues: 
o Encourage effective recycling, 
o Reduce the cost of solid waste disposal, 
o Support the recycling functions of the transfer station and 
o Educate the community. 

During Amnesty Week at the Recycling Center, the committee who were wearing buttons for 
identification had a large presence. They were able to hand out flyers about recycling and talk to 
many residents. Committee members were able to take shifts on both weekends and during the week. 
Amnesty Week was used to promote everyday recycling, create more awareness of the recycling 
center, and make residents more aware of the recycling committee. 

The Northfield Recycling Committee established an email account: northfieldrecycles@gmail.com 

The Old Home Day (June 28) theme, thanks to Peg Shepherd, was RECYCLING. 
The committee participated in Old Home Day by having a float in the parade, and walking the route 
handing out flyers. A Northfield Recycling Committee booth was set up in the Pines where flyers were 
distributed and a "recycling game" for kids was held. 

NRC made and posted signs at the Recycling Center to clarify #1 and #2 plastics areas, as well as a 
sign reminding residents that glass no longer needs to be separated by color. 

The committee met with Peg Shepherd from the Highway Department and liaison to the Recycling 
Committee during the summer. The focus of the meeting was to address some concerns and challenges 
and included: 

o Changing and/or updating the signs at the Transfer station to fully identify recyclable 
materials - the committee was given permission to make signs for the recycling center 

o Can the transfer station be paved instead of gravel? This is especially acute during mud 
season but no monies have been set aside to get this done. 

o Would it be possible to collect cans and bottles at Park n Go and make money for the 

transfer station for new signs? Although the committee really liked this idea it turned out it 
would probably cost the town money instead of making any money. 

o Single Stream update: The update was that the Coop's 27 communities have to agree and 
need additional cities to make the system affordable. This is still in the works. 



The recycling committee went to a Selectmen's meeting in September to ask about funding for their 
postcard project and get their support. In the end, the funding was not necessary, but the town 
administration worked with us to get all the resident's addressed to the printer. At this same meeting, a 
verbal six month update on the progress of the committee was shared with the Selectmen. 

During the months of October and November, the focus of the committee was to prepare a postcard 
about the Recycling Center that would be sent out to all town residents. With the help of committee 
member and graphic artist Mike Bouchard, this was achieved. Funding for the printing and postage of 
the card was generously supplied by an anonymous committee member. On December 29, the card 

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was mailed to all homeowners in the town of Northfield. The committee is seeking permission to 
deliver the postcards to residents who reside in apartments. 




,-.«.^ Recycling earns 
i P| | StortfsfieSd money. 

4 - yoyr sax liCiiisrs. 



Committee co-chairs, Mary Maguire and Sheryl Tedford went to Concord on January 5, 2009 to hear 
how Concord envisions a Pay as You Throw program and how this will be implemented. 

The committee is currently working on contacting other towns' recycling committees with the 
intention of hosting a meeting to share information that might enable us to help us act in our town's 
best interests. 

Recycling Committee Suggestions: 

At the Recycling Center 
o Widen access 
o Have the road paved (Ask a local asphalt company to come in as a public service and get 

media exposure at the same time?) 

Yield signs at entrance/exit 

An indoor recycling center by using Quonset Huts 



o 
o 
Other 



o To find out how soon Single Stream recycling be in effect 

o The town giving Peg Shepherd time to go into schools and speak about recycling 

o Appoint a liaison from the town to inform the committee of current solid waste and recycling 

information 
o Create a mail box in the town hall for the committee 
o Ask the town to copy and forward any and all information relative to solid waste/recycling 

material 



For 09-10 

The committee seriously wants to reduce the cost of trash removal for the town of Northfield, as the 
rates at the incinerator and landfill are estimated to increase dramatically affecting all taxpayers. It is 
critical that a focus on recycling becomes a component of trash removal, so a large increase is not seen 
in the taxpayers' bill. 






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CONCORD REGIONAL SOLID WASTE / RESOURCE RECOVERY 

COOPERATIVE 

2008 ANNUAL REPORT 



2008 BUDGET 




1 . Wheelabrator Concord Company Service Fee 

2. Reconciliation 




3. Bypass Disposal Cost Reserve 

4. Franklin Residue Landfill 




a. Operation and Maintenance 

b. Expansion Sinking Fund 

c. Closure Fund 

d. Long Term Maintenance Fund 


$2,490,337 

84,000 
129,000 



$3,923,091 
$ 50,000 
$ 224,000 



Total $2,703,337 

5. Cooperative Expenses, Consultants & Studies $ 477,245 

Total Budget $7,377,673 

6. Less: Interest, surplus, and over GAT -1,487,000 
Net to be raised by Co-op Communities $5,890,673 

2009 GAT of 128,332 and Net Budget of $5,890,673 = 

Tipping Fee of $45.90 per ton 

We are happy to report to all member communities that 2008 marked our nineteenth complete year of 
successful operations. Some items of interest follow: 

The 2009 budget reflects a tipping fee of $45.90 per ton. This represents an increase of $3.35/ton. We 
can expect a substantial increase in the tipping starting in 2010 as the new contract with Wheelabrator 
goes into effect. 

A total of 127,061 tons of Co-op waste was delivered to the Wheelabrator facility this year. This 
represents a decrease of 7,297 tons from 2007. 

A total of 60,921 tons of ash were delivered to the Franklin ash monofill for disposal. The ash landfill 
continues to operate very well. Phase IV Stage 1 is being filled at this time. Phase V construction has 
been completed and will provide disposal capacity through 2014. 

The Joint Board has approved the continued exploration of the idea of building a single stream 
recycling facility to improve recycling rates and offset the creased tipping fees. The Co-op has visited 
several single stream facilities and has contacted many communities in and an effort to determine 
interest in joining with the Co-op in this effort. A final decision is expected to be made in May of 
2009. 



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2008 Northfield Annual Welfare Report 

The Town of Northfield assisted 69 families in 2008. The composition of the households consisted 
of 73 children and 91 adults. The total amount spent on direct assistance was $74,363.00. 

Here in Northfield the low-income working families were especially hit hard by this poor economy. 
Many workers became unemployed and ended up drawing the full 39 weeks of unemployment and the 
5 week extension and still were unemployed. Many other workers experienced a cut in weekly work 
hours and take home pay. Many of those who applied for unemployment benefits experienced a 
minimum of 4 weeks delay in their benefits. So, families who had been living on the edge ending up 
tumbling over into the abyss of assistance programs which provide a minimum of assistance for a 
short period of time. Eventually these families came to the town as a last resort for assistance. 

This year we had 125% more families apply for assistance than last year. Our rent assistance was 
40% more than last year, our food assistance tripled, and our medical assistance increased from 
$500.00 in 2007 to $7600 in 2008. Families who had been surviving on two incomes now tried to 
survive on one income. Unfortunately many low-income working families were unable to get federal 
food stamp assistance because their gross earnings put them $100 or so above the guidelines. Many of 
the unemployed also were the primary medical insurance holders, and even though NH Healthy Kids 
Program helped with the medical coverage for the children, they did not cover the adults. The cost of 
apartments has not come down with the economy. The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in 
Merrimack County is $986.00! For many families it takes them 3 weeks of earnings to pay this. And to 
add to all of this, all the shelters in NH now charge for homeless people to stay there, which means 
that the towns/cities are now bearing a further burden of support. This office spent more on welfare 
assistance this year than it has in any year for the past decade. Perhaps next year will be better. The 
additional fuel assistance money that the federal government gave to N.H. has meant that fuel 
assistance grants have almost doubled for this winter season, which in turn should lessen the amount 
of requests of fuel assistance from local welfare this next year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Sharon Stephen 
Welfare Administrator 



Number of Cases Assisted 





2004 


2005 


2006 


2007 


2008 


Total 


46 


46 


46 


50 


69 


New 


42 


36 


36 


34 


55 


Returning 


4 


10 


10 


16 


14 














Percent New 


91.30% 


78.26% 


78.26% 


68.00% 


79.71% 


Percent Returning 


8.70% 


21.74% 


21.74% 


32.00% 


20.29% 



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CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER 
BUILDING PERMITS ISSUED DURING 2008 

Single Family Homes 2 

Replaced Single Family 3 

Apartments Buildings 2/Units 3 

Mobile Homes Replace with Single Family Homes 1 

Replacement Mobile Homes 

New Mobile Homes 1 

Garages and Barns 9 

Decks and Porches 11 

Storage Buildings 10 

Signs 

Additions 5 

Commercial Use 

Alterations 6 

Reconstruction 9 

Demolition 4 

Renewed Permits 2 

Pools 4 

Total Permits Issued 66 

Estimated Value of Permits... $2,088,250.00 

Building Permit Fees Collected $4470.00 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Dana Dickson 
Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer/Health Officer 






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ENERGY COMMITTEE 

In August, 2008, the Board of Selectmen authorized the formation of a Local Energy Committee and 
granted them the authority to review energy usage within all municipal facilities. The goal of the 
Committee is to determine if there are ways to use energy more efficiently and advise the Selectmen 
of their findings. 

Members have visited each facility to record all current heating/cooling units, number of computer 
stations, refrigerators, type and amount of insulation, etc. in order to evaluate the energy efficiency of 
the buildings. At this writing, we are anticipating that PSNH and National Grid will conduct audits of 
all buildings to further help the committee determine where energy use can be reduced. 

It is the goal of the committee to join other towns in NH in reducing the carbon footprint of 
Northfield's public buildings while saving tax dollars. Simple steps such as changing light bulbs to 
florescent and turning off computers at night can be an easy way to reduce electricity use. After 
further study, the committee will make recommendations to the Selectmen for effective methods of 
reducing energy use and costs. 

The committee meets on the second Monday of the month at 6:00pm at the Town Hall. 

Wayne Crowley, Chairman 

Steve Morin 

Cathy Thibeault 

Phil Cain 

Dave Liberatore 

Pat Tucker 

Eliza Conde 




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PLANNING BOARD 

For the Year Ending December 31, 2008 

Members: Michelle Bonsteel, Chairman, Fran LaBranche, Vice Chairman, Christopher Hunt, Glen 
Brown, Doug Read, Dick Maher and Wayne Crowley. Alternates: George Beaulieu and Dave Flynn. 

The following applications were acted upon by the Planning Board in 2008: 

January: 

1. Marya Coburn/Don Wilson: Continuation of an application for a 2 lot subdivision of 40.677 
acres between Sandogardy Pond and Peverly Roads (Tax Map R7 Lot 14) in the Rl and 
Conservation zones. Continued 

2. Marya Coburn: Continuation of an application for a Special Use Permit within the Wetlands 
Buffer zone on 40.677 acres (Tax Map R7 Lot 14) in the Rl and Conservation zones. 
Continued 

3. Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Continuation of an application for a Major Site Plan review for a 
proposed supported residential care facility consisting of one 3-story building housing 144 
beds, along with related improvements (Tax Map R5 Lot 35-1). Continued 

4. Harvard St. Realty Trust, Al Lindquist, Trustee: Continuation of an application for a 
Condominium conversion of 2 units at 189 Rand Road (Tax Map R17 Lot 41-1) in the Rl 
zone. Continued 

5. Monique T. Cormier Rev. Trust: Continuation of an application for an Excavation Permit for a 
gravel pit off Riverside Business Park Road (Tax Map R14 Lot 8-5) in the C/I zone. Approved 
with conditions. 

6. Dwight Barton: Review of Site Plan for Cross Mill Village (Tax Map R4 Lot 2). Extension 
of site plan approved. 

February: 

1. Marya Coburn/Don Wilson: 2 lot subdivision of 40.677 acres between Sandogardy Pond and 
Peverly Roads. Approved with conditions 

2. Marya Coburn: Special Use Permit. Approved 

3. Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Major Site Plan review -supported residential care facility. 
Continued 

4. Harvard St. Realty Trust, Al Lindquist, Trustee: Condominium conversion of 2 units at 189 
Rand Road. Approved 

5. James Doubleday: 4 lot subdivision of 1 1 .268 acres at 90 Knowles Pond Road. Continued 
March: 

1. Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Major Site Plan review -supported residential care facility. 
Continued 

2. James Doubleday: 4 lot subdivision. Continued 
April: 

1. Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Major Site Plan review - supported residential care facility. 
Continued 

2. James Doubleday: Application for a lot line adjustment between Tax Map R15 Lot 55-1 and 
R15 Lot 67A in the Rl zone. Approved 

3. James Doubleday: Application for a Special Use Permit to construct a driveway within the 50 
foot wetlands buffer at 90 Knowles Pond Road (Tax Map R15 Lot 55-1) in the Rl zone. 
Approved 

4. James Doubleday: 4 lot subdivision. Approved 



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PLANNING BOARD 

For the Year Ending December 31, 2008 

May: 

1. Public Hearing: To consider the revocation of the Site Plan for Cross Mill Village, LLC 
(located on Cross Mill Road, Tax Map R4, Lots 4,5,6 & 2-1) approved March 9, 2005 
currently owned by D&M Barton Limited Partnership. The current owner has failed to provide 
for the continuation of adequate security until such time as the work secured thereby has been 
completed. Revocation to occur July 1, 2008 if security is not provided. (Site plan was 
revoked July 1, 2008) 

2. Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Major Site Plan review - supported residential care facility. 
Continued at applicant's request. 

3. Chris & Betty Fillion: Application for a Site Plan Review to construct a deck at Mulligan's 
Restaurant (Tax Map U7 Lot 5) 41 Park Street in the C/I zone. Approved 

June: 

1 . Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Major Site Plan review - supported residential care facility. 
Continued 
July: 

1. Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Major Site Plan review- supported residential care facility. 
Continued 
August: 

1. Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Major Site Plan review - supported residential care facility. 
Continued 

2. Robert F. Kidder Rev. Trust: Application for a 60 seat restaurant at 133 Park Street (Tax map 
U8 Lot 143) in the C/I zone. Continued 

3. Hendo Properties LLC: Application for a 2 lot subdivision of 6 acres at 53 Hodgdon Road 
(Tax Map R6, Lot 31A-1) in the Rl zone. Continued 

4. New Killarney II, LLC: Application for a 3 lot subdivision of 60.3 acres at 59 Scribner Road 
(Tax Map 5, Lot 35-2) in the C/I zone. Application not complete. 

September: 

1. Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Major Site Plan review - supported residential care facility. 
Continued 

2. Robert F. Kidder Rev. Trust: 60 seat restaurant at 133 Park Street. Approved with conditions. 

3. Hendo Properties LLC: 2 lot subdivision of 6 acres at 53 Hodgdon Road. Approved 

4. New Killarney II, LLC: Application for a 3 lot subdivision of 60.3 acres at 59 Scribner Road 
(Tax Map 5, Lot 35-2) in the C/I zone. Continued 

5. Kevin Watters: Application for a 3 lot subdivision of 43.285 acres at 130 Shaker Road (Tax 
Map R14 Lot 5) in the Conservation zone. Continued 

6. Tim Allerdice: Application for a Special Use Permit to construct a garage within the 50' 
wetlands buffer at 64 Wethersfield Drive (Tax Map R15, Lot 47-18) in the Conservation zone. 
Continued 






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PLANNING BOARD 

For the Year Ending December 31, 2008 

October: 

1 . Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Major Site Plan review - supported residential care facility. 
Continued 

2. New Killarney II, LLC: 3 lot subdivision of 60.3 acres at 59 Scribner Road. Continued 

3. Kevin Watters: 3 lot subdivision of 43.285 acres at 130 Shaker Road. Approved 

4. Tim Allerdice: Special Use Permit- 64 Wethersfield Drive. Approved 

5. Pam Philippy: Application for a minor site plan for a home business at 466 Shaker Road (Tax 
Map R19 Lot 2) in the Rl zone. Approved 

6. Freudenberg-Nok General Partnership: Application for a major site plan for a 1556 sq. ft. 
addition and drainage work at 6 Axle Drive (Tax Map U4 Lot 1-1 and 1-6) in the C/I zone. 
Approved 

7. Robert F. Kidder Revocable Trust: Application for a lot line adjustment between Tax Map U8 
lot 143 and lot 143-1 in the C/I zone. Withdrawn by applicant. 

8. ALV Inc: Application for a major subdivision of 2 lots on 206.01 acres (Tax Map Rl 1 Lot 9) 
on Bean Hill, Keasor and Turnpike Roads in the Rl zone. Approved 

November: 

L New Killarney II, LLC: 3 lot subdivision of 60.3 acres at 59 Scribner Road. Approved 

2. Richard J. Maher: Application for a minor site plan review to install snow plows and trailer 
hitches at 103 Park Street (Tax Map U8 Lot 9) in the C/I zone. Approved 

3. Edward & Justine Fitzgerald: Application for a 3 lot subdivision of 45.484 acres at 125 
Peverly Road (Tax map R6, Lot 29-5 in the Rl and Conservation zones. Continued 

December: 

1. Edward & Justine Fitzgerald: 3 lot subdivision of 45.484 acres at 125 Peverly Road. Approved 

2. Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Major Site Plan review - supported residential care facility. 
Continued 

3. James & Bonnie Wadleigh: Application for a major site plan for an automobile service 
business at 28 Sargent Street (Tax Map U3 Lot 25) in the C/I zone. Continued 

4. Eugene & Gary Butterfteld: Application for a Lot Consolidation and Minor Subdivision of 
100 acres at 220 Shaw Road (Tax Map R8 Lot 7A and R7 Lot 13) in the Rl and Conservation 
zones. Application incomplete. 

In addition to the above applications, the board considered several conceptual plans and 
conducted site walks when deemed appropriate. Several workshops were held to prepare 
updated Subdivision and Road Design Regulations. Members also attended workshops, CIP 
meetings and Lakes Region Planning Commission meetings throughout the year. Regulations 
and minutes of all Planning Board meetings are available at the Town Hall and on the Town's 
website, northfieldnh.org. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Michelle Bonsteel, Chairman 



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ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 

For the Year Ending December 31, 2008 

Members: Kent Finemore, Chairman, Dave Liberatore, Polly Mills Fife, Keith Murray, Phil Cain 
and Selectmen's representative Steve Bluhm. 

With the help of Dave Lorch, LRPC, the Board of Adjustment made the following decisions in the 
year 2008: 

March: 

1. Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Request for an 18 month extension beyond the 06/27/08 expiration 
date which was a condition of a variance granted 12/27/06 for a Supported Residential 
Healthcare Facility located on Scribner Road (Tax Map R5, Lot 35-1) in the C/I zone. 
Granted. 
April: 

1. Killarney II, LLC: Application for a Special Exception to construct a 40,000 sq. ft. Self- 
Service Storage Facility on 60.27 acres, 59 Scribner Road (Tax Map R5 Lot 35-2) in the C/I 
zone. Withdrawn by applicant. 

2. Douglas & Kathryn Valley: Application for a variance to buy, sell, service and store repair 
automotive parts on 5.044 acres at 568 Concord Road, (Tax Map R9 Lot 32-1) in the 
Conservation zone. Denied 

May: 

1. William & Cathy Keyser: Application for a variance to the terms of Article 6.2 Section 6 of 
the Northfield Zoning Ordinance to allow an automotive inspections station in the Ground 
Water Protection zone on 3.43 acres at 22 Union Road (Tax Map R8, Lot 12) in the Rl zone. 
Denied. 

2. Dorothy Dane/Peter Polichronopoulos: Application for a variance to the terms of Article 7 
Section 2 Note E, 7.3 of the Northfield Zoning Ordinance to permit the replacement of a single 
family home on 1.68 acres at 24 Bay Street (Tax Map U14 Lot 27A) in the Rl zone. Granted. 

3. Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Reconsideration of Conditions #4, 6 and 10 of the variance 
approved on December 27, 2006 to allow a water pump station, in-room counter space and 
reduced acreage for the Conservation Easement on Scribner Road (Tax Map R5 Lot 35-1) in 
the C/I zone. Continued 

June: 

1. Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Reconsideration of Conditions - Scribner Road. Continued 
July: 

1. Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Reconsideration of Conditions - Scribner Road. Continued and 
then withdrawn by applicant. 

2. Robert Kidder: Application for a Special Exception to allow a 60 seat restaurant at 133 Park 
Street (Tax Map U8 Lot 143) in the C/I zone. Granted 

3. Killarney II LLC: Application for a Special Exception to allow Self-Service Storage Facilities 
on Scribner Road (Tax Map R5 Lot 35-2) in the C/I zone. Withdrawn by applicant 






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ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 

For the Year Ending December 31, 2008 
August: 

1. Holden Engineering & Surveying, Inc./ Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Application for a Variance 
to Article 7, Table 1 of the Northfield Zoning Ordinance to permit an elderly care facility that 
will provide Supported Residential Care on 54.145 acres on Scribner Road (Tax Map R5, Lot 
35-1) in the C/I zone. Continued 

2. Holden Engineering & Surveying, Inc./ Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Application for a Special 
Exception to permit an elderly care facility that will provide Independent Living in Multi- 
family residences and Residential Home Care on 54.145 acres on Scribner Road (Tax Map R5, 
Lot 35-1) in the C/I zone. Continued 

September: 

1. Holden Engineering & Surveying, Inc./ Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Continuation of Supported 
Residential Care on 54.145 acres on Scribner Road. Continued 

2. Holden Engineering & Surveying, Inc./ Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Continuation of 
Independent Living in Multi-family residences and Residential Home Care on 54.145 acres on 
Scribner Road. Continued 

3. Bruce Hibbard: Application for a use variance to Article 7 Table 1 of the Northfield Zoning 
Ordinance to operate a small engine repair shop at 299 Cross Mill Road (Tax Map R5 Lot 1A) 
in the Rl zone. Denied 

4. Robert F. Kidder Rev. Trust: Application for an area variance to Article 7 Table 2 of the 
Northfield Zoning Ordinance to allow an addition to the existing convenience store within the 
required setbacks at 135 Park St. (Tax Map U9 Lots 38 & 143-1) in the C/I zone. Granted 

October: 

1. Holden Engineering & Surveying, Inc./ Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Continuation of Supported 
Residential Care on 54.145 acres on Scribner Road. Continued 

2. Holden Engineering & Surveying, Inc./ Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Continuation of 
Independent Living in Multi-family residences and Residential Home Care on 54.145 acres on 
Scribner Road. Continued 

3. Lori Southwick: Application for a variance to Article 9 section 9.1 of the Northfield Zoning 
Ordinance to permit construction of a deck on the lot line at 22 Sargent Street (Tax Map U3, 
Lot 21) in the C/I zone. Granted 

4. James Wadleigh: Application for a variance to Article 6 section 6.6 of the Northfield Zoning 
Ordinance to permit an automotive repair shop within the Groundwater Protection zone at 28 
Sargent Street (Tax Map U3 Lot 25) in the C/I zone. Granted 

November: 

1. Holden Engineering & Surveying, Inc./ Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Continuation of Supported 
Residential Care on 54.145 acres on Scribner Road. Withdrawn by applicant 

2. Holden Engineering & Surveying, Inc./ Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Continuation of 
Independent Living in Multi-family residences and Residential Home Care on 54.145 acres on 
Scribner Road. Withdrawn by applicant 

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ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 

For the Year Ending December 31, 2008 

3. Holden Engineering & Surveying, Inc./Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Application for a Use 
Variance to Article 7 Table 1 of the Northfield Zoning Ordinance to permit a Continuum of 
Care Elderly Housing Facility on 54.145 acres on Scribner Road (Tax Map R5, Lot 35-1 in the 
C/I zone. Continued 

4. Killarney II, LLC: Application for a Special Exception to allow a Self-Service Storage Facility 
on 13 acres on Scribner Road (Tax Map R5 Lot 35-2C in the C/I and Groundwater Protection 
zones. Withdrawn by applicant 

December: 

1. Holden Engineering & Surveying, Inc./Kenneth & Linda Partridge: Application for a 

Continuum of Care Elderly Housing Facility on 54.145 acres on Scribner Road. Continued 



Once again in 2008, the members of the Board of Adjustment spent many hours carefully considering 
applications. Minutes of the above meetings are available on the town website, www.northfieldnh.org . 
The Board has been faced with some ongoing challenges in 2008. My sincere thanks to all the 
members of the Board for their commitment, perseverance and service. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Kent Finemore, Chairman 



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CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

Members: Cathy Thibeault, Chairman, Diane Moreau, Rich Bellerose, Kevin Fife 

The Conservation Commission meets the next to the last Wed. of every month at 7:30 PM. Duties of 
the Commission include reviewing site plans, subdivisions and zoning requests to make 
recommendations concerning wetland issues to the Planning board; review and make 
recommendations on Dredge and Fill applications, report and follow up on wetland violations and 
obtaining and updating a Natural Resource Inventory of the Town. During 2008 the Commission 
conducted several site walks at the request of the Planning Board to help them make 
planning/subdivision decisions that help to protect the wetlands. 

The Conservation Commission held an essay contest in May for Middle School students on why they 
should receive a sponsorship at a 4-H camp. The winner won a week at a 4-H camp in July. Old Home 
Day was a great success with the arrival of a live falcon who entertained young and old alike. A kiosk 
was installed at the beginning of the trail at Smart Conservation Area, thanks to Tom Jordan at the 
Highway Department. 

Feel free to attend our monthly meetings and browse through information available at the Town Hall 
and on line at northfieldnh.org. 

We are looking for new members, please contact me if you are interested in serving on the 
Conservation Commission as a board member or an alternate. 

Cathy Thibeault, Chairman 






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LAKES REGION PLANNING COMMISSION 

103 Main Street, Suite #3 

Meredith, NH 03253 

tel (603) 279-8171 

fax (603) 279-0200 

www.lakesrpc.org 

LAKES REGION PLANNING COMMISSION 

2007 - 2008 (FY-08) 

The Lakes Region continues to grow and evolve. Homes and businesses have expanded along major 
roadways, and many of our communities have experienced dramatic changes. The Lakes Region 
Planning Commission (LRPC) is an organization established to provide area communities and region 
with the capability to respond to and shape the pressures of change in a purposeful way. With a service 
area covering over 1,200 square miles in Belknap, Carroll, Grafton and Merrimack Counties, the 
LRPC provides a wide range of planning services to member municipalities. The Commission offers 
direct and support services including technical assistance, geographic information systems, 
transportation planning, land use, environmental planning, hazard planning and economic 
development. Local, state, and federal resources primarily fund the LRPC. We also maintain a 
regular dialogue with state agencies as a resource for the entire Lakes Region. Our overall goal is to 
provide support, knowledge, and leadership to the governments, businesses, and citizens of the Lakes 
Region. 

Below are some of the focus areas and services provided on behalf of the town of Northfield and the 
region in the past fiscal year: 



LOCAL 



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Completed a draft impact fee methodology report for legal review and discussion by the 
planning board. Report contains two maps showing benefit districts and travel catchments 
areas. 

Compiled a detailed local road inventory for the town, and developed GIS software and data 
tools for use by the Northfield Highway Department. 

Spoke with Northfield Recycling Committee regarding Household Hazardous Waste (HHW); 
what it is, what is being done, and how they might get involved. 

Continued to provide Circuit Rider Planning and ZBA assistance. 

Provided information to local officials regarding refusals. 

Spoke with local officials about a Department of Transportation (DOT) railroad lease. 

Distributed many copies of the NH Planning and Land Use Regulation books to member 
planning boards at considerable savings. 

Organized and hosted three public Municipal Law Lectures, in cooperation with the NH Local 
Government Center, where practicing attorneys provide a legal perspective on local planning, 
zoning, and other municipal issues. 



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LAND USE 



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Responded daily to requests from local communities for land use, transportation, 
environmental, and other information and guidance. 

Prepared master plans, capital improvement programs, zoning ordinances, subdivision 
regulations, and related services for several communities. 

Maintained circuit rider planning services for municipalities interested in assistance with 
development proposals. 

Developed a website of electronic documents to facilitate the outreach/education component of 
the Innovative Land Use Guide project, completed by the nine regional planning commissions 
and the NH Department of Environmental Services. 

TRANSPORTA TLON 



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Developed an update of the top regional transportation priorities, in cooperation with area 
communities, and submitted them to the NHDOT for review and consideration. 

Convened several meetings of the LRPC Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) to 
enhance local involvement in transportation planning and project development. 

Conducted over 1 60 traffic counts around the region and prepared and updated several local 
road inventories, on a town-by-town basis, that will be used by the DOT and the 
municipalities. 

Presented testimony to the Governor's Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation to 
retain all Lakes Region projects in the state's Ten Year Plan. 



HOUSING 



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Completed and distributed the 2008 Development Activity in the Lakes Region report on 
Lakes Region residential and commercial development trends. Prepared and distributed a new 
development survey for 2008-2009. 

Staff became qualified by the NH Housing Finance Authority to help communities implement 
the new Workforce Housing Law. 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 



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Awarded $50,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to prepare a 
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Lakes Region. An approved 
CEDS will provide communities with access to EDA funding for infrastructure and economic 
development projects. 

Continue to work with area economic development groups including Belknap County 
Economic Development Council, Grafton County Economic Development Council, Franklin 
Business and Industrial Development Corporation, and the Wentworth Economic Development 
Council. 

NATURAL RESOURCES 

♦ Planned and coordinated the 22nd annual household hazardous waste collection in the Lakes 
Region with 1,500 households from 23 communities participating at 8 collection sites. An 
estimated 19,000 total gallons of waste were collected, containerized, and transported to EPA 
approved end-of-life locations. 

♦ Continue to provide assistance to the Pemigewasset Local River Advisory Committee. 

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Participated in a number of meetings related to: source water protection, proper disposal of 
pharmaceuticals and personal care products, low impact development benefits to ground water, 
and how to implement ground water protection ordinances with municipalities. 



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C* Continue to represent the region at meetings of the Lakes Region Household Hazardous 
Product Facility to explore the ways and means the facility may encourage other communities 
to participate. 

Created a series of web pages to provide an overview of various energy topics including: solar, 
geothermal, biomass, wind, and hydro-power. 



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Hosted a training session for Volunteer River Assessment Program (VRAP) water quality 
monitors. 

Received funding assistance from the NH Department of Environmental Services to conduct 
the first phase of the Lakes Winnipesaukee Watershed Management Plan. Project partners 
include Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association, the University of New Hampshire, 
Plymouth State University, and the North Country Resource Conservation and Development 
Area Council. 

NATURAL HAZARDS 

♦♦♦ Secured funding from the NH Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 
(HSEM) to prepare all hazard management plans for Lakes Region communities. 

♦ Attended training to prepare local emergency operation plans (LEOP). 



REGIONAL CONCERNS 



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Completed an overhaul of the LRPC website, www. 1 akesrpc . org , added many new features to 
facilitate access to access to on-line images for each municipality, recent publications, latest 
news, etc. 

Convened six Commission meetings that featured a diverse range of topics: NH Rail Transit 
Authority, the Downeaster, NH Rail Service, and Next Steps; Viewshed Management and 
Steep Slope Protection in the Lakes Region; Incentives for Housing, Smart Growth, and 
Conservation; Transportation Plans/Projects; Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act: Its 
Future and Current Status. 

Reviewed project proposals through the NH Intergovernmental Review Agreement having a 
combined investment total greater than $55 million in the Lakes Region. 






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Hall Memorial Library 

18 Park Street, Northfield, NH 03276 

www.hallmemoria11ibrary.org 

6032868971 

Serving the towns of Tilton and Northfield since 1886 

Trustees: Leif Martinson, Northfield. Chair, lifetime appointee 

Eliza Conde, Northfield, Treasurer, lifetime appointee 

Judy Sanders,Tilton, lifetime appointee through August 

Nell Grant, lifetime appointee beginning September 

Christine D'Amore, Tilton, elected through 2010 

Tom Fulweiler, Northfield, Secretary, elected through 2010 
Staff: Mary Ahlgren, Director 

Kelly Finemore, Children's Services 

Trudy Fletcher through August, Brittany Moore beginning September, 
Young Adult services 

Coral Theberge, Library Assistant, tech services 

Hadley Barth, Library Assistant, interlibrary loan services 

Heather Young, Substitute 

Beth Crandall, Rachel Sibulkin, Kelsea Morrison, Pages 
Volunteers: Nell Grant, Donald Bienvenu, Bonnie Randall, Mo, Eric and Renee Boudreau, Nicole 
LaPlante, Marge Rudolph, Ginny Timmons, Susan Nadeau, Beverly Green, Cheryl Geiger, Josie 
Nichols, Don MacDonald, Tricia Beauchesne, David Rodrique, Volunteers take care of our inside 
and outside plants, recycling, and homebound delivery among other things. They contributed more 
than 860 hours of their time to the library and we thank them all for their generosity. 

The library produced 255 programs this year, ranging from weekly story times, to booktalks at 
the middle and high schools. We have experienced knitters who teach beginners to knit, and book 
discussion groups which stretch our reading habits by encouraging us to read beyond our normal 
interests. People play Scrabble and chess here on a weekly or monthly basis. There is always 
something happening within these doors. 

We are your source for up to date information via the internet, on our databases, or within the 
covers of our reference materials. Down loadable audio books offer the newest popular titles and old 
favorites for you to listen to on your MP3. Magazines and local newspapers are available for to read 
here or, if they aren't the latest issue, at home. 

Our building itself is a draw for locals and tourists alike. Nearly every week someone stops in 
to tour the library and hear about its history. Unfortunately the older structure has developed leaks in 
several places, and it is likely that the water is coming in because the bricks need to be re-pointed. The 
chimney, which is also original, must be rebuilt as the sandstone which forms its base has deteriorated 
over the last 120 years. Both of these repairs will require specialized and costly attention. We are 
applying for grants to help pay for these projects. 

The numbers of materials that we circulate have been going up: in 2008 a total of 66299 items 
of various kinds were checked out at our circulation desk. That is an increase of nearly 10,000 since 
2007. We order new books, DVD's and books on CD regularly to keep our patrons current and happy. 
We would like nothing more than to see you join, use, and enjoy the library in 2009. 



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HALL MEMORIAL LIBRARY BUDGET 

For the Year Ending December 31, 2008 



INCOME: 

Book Sales 

INTEREST 

Fines 

Copier 

Gifts 

MEM TRUST 

PROGRAM-INCOME 

TOWN-NORTHFIELD 

TOWN-TILTON 

Non resident fees 

TOTAL INCOME 



EXPENSES: 

ADMIN & OFFICE 

AUTOMATION 

BENEFITS 

BLDG MAINT 

BOOKS,VIDEO,AUDIO 

EDUCATION 

ELECTRIC 

HEAT 

INSURANCE 

JANITORIAL 

PAYROLL 

PAYROLL TAXES 

PERIODICALS 

PROGRAMS 

RETIREMENT 

SEWER/WATER 

TELEPHONE 

Building Fund 

TOTAL EXPENSES 



$ 


1,111.27 


$ 


408.06 


$ 


6,638.06 


$ 


1,351.29 


$ 


525.00 


$ 


2,578.35 


$ 


687.45 


$ 


116,500.00 


$ 


117,825.00 


$ 


690.00 


$ 


248,314.48 



$ 


2,500.41 


$ 


5,650.49 


$ 


24,889.80 


$ 


13,474.22 


$ 


19,544.90 


$ 


1,429.78 


$ 


5,763.01 


$ 


8,783.52 


$ 


4,273.00 


$ 


4,944.00 


$ 


135,836.15 


$ 


10,391.41 


$ 


1,735.64 


$ 


806.05 


$ 


2,944.68 


$ 


1,239.09 


$ 


1,366.40 


$ 


4,500.00 


$ 


250,072.55 



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HALL MEMORIAL LIBRARY 
TRUST ACCOUNTS 

For the Year Ending December 31 , 2008 


Fund 


Balance 01/08 


Int/Growth 


Contribution 


Withdrawn 


Balance 12/31/08 


























Abigail Tilton Fund 


$ 


27,199.59 


$ 1,144.42 




$ 


636.54 


$ 


27,707.47 


Holding Account 


$ 


116.89 


$ 0.40 






$ 


117.29 


Mary Osgood Fund 


$ 


81,631.84 


$ 1,896.55 


$ 8,368.16 


$ 


1,240.00 


$ 


90,656.55 


Fidelity Investments 


$ 


94,135.71 


$ (20,705.12) 




$ 


8,368.16 


$ 


65,062.43 














Totals: 


$ 


203,084.03 


$ (17,663.75) 


$ 8,368.16 


$ 


10,244.70 


$ 


183,543.74 



HALL MEMORIAL LIBRARY 
SAVINGS ACCOUNT 

For the Year Ending December 31 , 2008 


Fund 


Balance 01/08 


Int/Growth 


Contribution 


Withdrawn 


Balance 12/31/08 


























Building Fund 


$ 9,500.00 


$ 332.60 


$ 4,500.00 




$ 14,332.60 














Totals: 


$ 9,500.00 


$ 332.60 


$ 4,500.00 


$ 


$ 14,332.60 



Eliza Conde, Treasurer 








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PARK CEMETERY 

For the Year Ending December 31 , 2008 

INCOME 2008 

Deeds $ 6,500.00 

Foundations/markers/monuments $ 660.00 

Interest $ 3,537.45 

Open graves/tomb $ 5,800.00 

Tilton Trust $15,653.37 

Northfield $ 3,500.00 

Tilton $ 4,000.00 

Donations (Veterans) $ 500.00 

Total Income $ 40,150.82 



EXPENSES 



Cemetery Expansion 


$ 475.00 


Contract Labor 


$ 1,165.00 


Electricity 


$ 378.83 


Equipment/rental 


$ 


Gasoline/Heating fuel 


$ 2,129.33 


Insurance 


$ 3,245.00 


Maintenance 


$ 870.31 


Office/dues, etc 


$ 272.00 


Park Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund 


$ 2,166.65 


Payroll 


$ 25,684.51 


Payroll Taxes 


$ 3,083.54 


Supplies 


$ 2,528.93 


Telephone 


$ 399.17 


Total expenses 


$ 42,398.27 



Funds at Franklin Savings Bank 


Balance 




12/31/2008 


Perpetual Care Savings* 


$149.94 


Perpetual Care -CD* 


$79,418.05 


Investment Fund - CD 


$9,807.94 


Equipment Fund - Savings 


$4,420.31 


* Only interest can be expended 





Eliza Conde, Treasurer 



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Tilton-Northfield Recreation Council 
Pines Community Center 




Rose-Marie Welch, President 
Melissa D'Abbraccio, Vice President 



Katie Duffey, Executive Director 
Brittni Stewart, Recreation Director 



Hours: M-F 7:30am-8:00pm/ Weekend: As scheduled 



To the Residents of Tilton and Northfield: 



The major goal of the past year was to raise funds to help repair our badly damaged roof. The board 
of directors agreed to continue fundraising and repair the major problem areas of the roof. We 
installed badly needed insulation in our attic to assist with our general improvements of the facility. 
We would like to thank the community members who participated in our fundraising events along 
with donating to the "Adopt a Shingle" drive. We are still taking donations for our roof repair via the 
"Adopt a Shingle" drive. 

The Pines Community Center had a host of volunteers this past year totaling 2408 hours. The 
volunteers included members of the Merrimack County Correctional facility, Tilton Prep School 
students, J. Jill, Wal-Mart, Winnisquam students, soccer, field hockey and basketball coaches. The 
work that was performed would not have been possible without the help from the volunteers within 
our community. If you are looking to volunteer in the future please contact Katie Duffey at the 
Center. 

We are always looking for council members and currently could use a couple members with grant 
writing experience. We meet once a month at the Center, on the second Monday at 6:30pm. If you 
are interested, please stop in. 

The Board members along with our community suffered a great loss when Dave Tryon passed away 
this fall. Dave was an integral part of our board, continually trying to find ways to reach out into the 
community. 

Please remember to visit our new and improved website @ pinescommunitycenter.com for updated 
information about our programs. 

Thank you, 

Rose-Marie Welch (President) 

Council members: Shirley Curdie, Dorene Tilton, Melissa D'Abbraccio, Jennifer Haskins, Cindy 
Beaulieu, Chris Hampe, Nikki Roy, Heather Bishop-Dumka and Rose Marie Welch 



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TILTON-NORTHFIELD RECREATION COUNCIL 
STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENSES 

For the year ending - December 3 1 , 2008 

REVENUE 

Program Revenue $99,340.00 
Town of Northfield 

Appropriation $51,000.00 

Town of Tilton Appropriation $5 1 ,000.00 

Rental Income $ 1 7,248.00 

Merchandise Sales $7,891.00 

Fundraising Programs $8,697.00 

TOTAL REVENUE $235,176.00 



EXPENSES 

Gross Salaries $135,028.00 
Health Insurance/Retirement 

Fund $16,020.00 

Workmen's Compensation $2,143.00 

Utilities $15,560.00 

Maintenance/Building $13,381.00 

Accounting Services $3,350.00 

Office Supplies $4,894.00 

Printing/Advertising $608.00 

Insurance $10,780.00 

Telephone $1,387.00 

Professional Memberships $2,168.00 

Employee Mileage $100.00 

Program Expenses $23,242.00 

Merchandise Expenses $5,792.00 

Auto Expenses $8,042.00 

TOTAL EXPENSES $242,495.00 



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T/N OLD HOME DAY 2008 



Old Home Day 2008 was a beautiful day, luckily the rain held off until about 6:00 pm. 
Then it poured for the rest of Saturday and the whole day Sunday, which put a damper on the 
fireworks. This is the first year we ever had to cancel the fireworks. The good news is, the old home 
day fund is actually starting with a decent balance this year. 

The Annual Dare Road Race kicked off the day at 8:00 am, as usual everyone had a great time. Did 
you know that all the proceeds go back into the locally run Dare programs in our schools? Anywhere 
from 75 to 150 people run in this race. This is a great program, thanks to all volunteers and runners 
who participate in this race. 

The parade started at 10:00 am with many different floats, antique cars, bands, fire apparatus, and 
many politicians. The theme this year was Reduce Reuse Recycle, which with the economy the way it 
is, recycling is definitely the way to go. As a matter of fact our curbside solid waste tonnage was down 
this year, and the recycling tonnage was up this year. You can see that reflected in the solid waste 
annual report. Great job everyone! Thank you to all who participated in the parade, we could not do it 
without all of you. 

The chicken barbecue and the french fry stands both sold out again this year. That's two years in a 
row! I guess we can't get enough of all that delicious food. 

It's so nice to see so many people gathered at the Pines for old home day. Didn't we have a nice 
variety of vendors this year? It takes a lot of work to pull this event together, from the volunteers, to 
the police officers, to all the wonderful businesses that donate money, to the people that run the horse 
pulls, to all the vendors, and to the people that come down to share in the fun, I just want to say 
THANK YOU ALL, we couldn't do any of this without you! 

In a time where life is moving so fast, Old Home Day is still just good plain fun! 

Sincerely, 

Peg Shepard Chairman 



Committee Members: 

Margaret (Peg) Shepard, Chair 

Anthony (Tony) Cross, Vice Chair 

Carol Cross 

Stephanie Giovannucci 

Debra Shepard 

Michael Summersett 

Joyce Summersett 

Judy Tilton 

Joe Tinker 

Kelye Unger 



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Tilton - Northfleld Old Home Day 
October 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008 

Check book balance October 1, 2007 $ 1,647.72 

Income 



Town of Tilton 


$ 


2,500.00 




Town of Northfield 


$ 


2,750.00 




Hamburgers/French Fries/Dogs 


$ 


3,119.10 




Coffee & Donuts 


$ 


196.00 




Fish Pond 


$ 


345.00 




Chicken BBQ 


$ 


1,803.50 




Ads 


$ 


2,385.00 




Booths 


$ 


1,115.00 




Raffle 


$ 


182.00 




Horse Pull Ticket Sales 1/2 


$ 


283.00 




Kidder Fuel Co. (Donation - Fish Pond) 


$ 


250.00 


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T-N Rotary (Donation - Chicken BBQ) 


$ 


250.00 




Interest 


$ 


0.67 




T-N Dare Program 


$ 


236.67 




Calendar's 


$ 


40.00 




Firework Donation Buckets 


$ 


239.25 




Total Income 


$ 


15,695.19 


$ 17,342.91 


Expenses 








Market Basket 


$ 


853.15 




Brothers Donuts 


$ 


41.94 




Piper Printing 


$ 


692.35 




Spoof Gambling Circus 


$ 


350.00 




Blow Brothers / Bestway 


$ 


710.00 




Bryant & Lawrence 


$ 


11.38 




Baker Valley Band 


$ 


400.00 




Moulton's Band 


$ 


400.00 




Bektash Mini Patrol 


$ 


400.00 




Sam's Club 


$ 


572.00 




Wal-Mart 


$ 


10.02 




Hannaford's 


$ 


44.77 




Start-Up 


$ 


1,570.00 




Anthony Cross (Fish Pond Items) 


$ 


374.64 




Peg Shepard (Fries/Hotdogs) 


$ 


81.95 




Carol Cross (Ice) 


$ 


60.00 




Stephanie Giovannucci (Ink) 


$ 


21.58 




Kelye Unger (Paper) 


$ 


28.98 




Judy Tilton 


$ 


31.99 




Franklin Postmaster 


$ 


42.00 




Total Expenses 


$ 


6,696.75 


$ 6,696.75 


Check Book Balance June 30, 2008 






$ 10,646.16 



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TILTON-NORTHFIELD WATER DISTRICT 2008 

2008 was a year of many accomplishments for the Tilton-Northfield Water District. As part of our 
annual maintenance all hydrants in the system were flushed, spring and fall. The chemical feed pumps 
at the pump station on Route #140 were replaced. Seven hundred (700') feet of new water line was 
installed on Peabody Street. These were vintage 1940 water lines and replacement not only increased 
pressure throughout the reach of the distribution main, but also restored the needed fire flow rate for 
the hydrant at the corner of Peabody and Winter Streets. 

One thousand (1,000') feet of new water line was installed on Bay Hill Road increasing the size of the 
distribution main from 10" to 16". This upgrade significantly increases fire flow rates throughout the 
system. Additionally, on Granite Street we replaced a section of 6" distribution main with 12" water 
main to accommodate culvert improvements being made by the Town of Northfield. This was done 
with an eye to future improvements to that distribution main, increasing the size to 12" throughout. 

The Water District makes every effort to work in conjunction with both the Town of Northfield and 
the Town of Tilton when roads are scheduled for reconstruction. When all parties work together it 
saves the District money on excavation costs and saves our customers being inconvenienced twice. 

This was also a year of construction in the Exit 20 area of Tilton. Walgreens was completed, an 
additional 1 100' of water main was added to Route #3 to provide service to the new Hampton Inn, and 
service was provided to the new Holiday Inn Express on Route #140. 

Construction of our new ADA compliant office facility was completed in the fall and our office and 
staff was relocated to 14 Academy Street. John Chase, an eleven year employee of the company 
received his Distribution II license and was promoted to Superintendent. 

We would like to take this opportunity to offer our welcome to the new businesses in town and our 
congratulations to Mr. Chase. 

As always, our goal - first and foremost - is water quality for the District users. We work for you. In 
reflection of that commitment, we are starting 2009 by working with our engineers and NHDES in 
developing a strong capital improvement program for the water system and pursuing funding provided 
by an Economic Stimulus Package that will be economically favorable to the District, rather than 
budgeting full funding for these improvements. We look forward to a strong and successful 2009. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Commissioners 
Scott Davis 
Roland Seymour 
Heber Feener 



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NQRTHFIELD SEWER DISTRICT 

Greeting to all sewer users; here's an update on what has been going on this past year and a brief 
summary of what we propose for 2009. 

Sewer business is no longer handled at the town shed, as has always been in the past. If you want to 
contact the district call 630-3873 or come by our office at 133 Park Street, in the back of the new 
restaurant. Fortunately we have retained Albert Cross as our superintendent. Please do not hesitate to 
contact Mr. Cross (Albert) for any of your concerns or problems. We have been doing some general 
maintenance to the system, TV'ing several lines, manhole installations; etc., nothing major at this 
point in time. 

However the sewer industry is going through many major changes. The EPA has come down with 
many compliance requirements that are making it difficult and expensive for us to comply. Our 
superintendent and at least one of the commissioners and many times all the commissioners have been 
attending meetings monthly and sometimes two times a month to try to keep up with and understand 
the new requirements being mandated. 

Our entire system has to be mapped and described, outlining every manhole, pipe, connections and 
everything else in the ground and above ground, being done with GPS coordinates. All we are doing 
has to be re-permitted and reviewed and approved by WRBP (Winnipesaukee River Basin Program) 
and the NH State Department of Environmental Services. All this is getting quite cumbersome for a 
department with no full time employees. We have hired an engineering firm to handle some of this for 
us, but all this costs money. In addition to the requirements we have to meet, the WRBP continues to 
raise the rates they charge for district for operating the system in Franklin along with their capital 
improvement costs. 

This unfortunately brings us to a point where we are probably going to have to raise rates, at this time 
we are projecting a 26% rate increase, this is about $100.00 per year for the average user. All users, 
please try to attend the Annual Town Meeting March 14, 2009, the commissioners will address any 
issues anyone may have regarding the Sewer District and the projected cost increase. 

Please feel free to contact any commissioner any time to discuss any matters and concerns you may 
have. We are striving to maintain and operate the best system at the least cost possible. 

Being able to swim, canoe, and just enjoy the clean river and reduced dumpling fees are a benefit to all 
Northfield residents, we are all fortunate to belong to the WRBP. 

Commissioners: George Flanders, Tom Beaulieu, Roland Seymour 



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Upper Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee 

Annual Report • 2008 

The Upper Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee (UMRLAC) and other Local River 
Management Advisory Committees (LRMAC) were recognized this year with two awards. The first 
was the President's Volunteer Service Award gold level for organizations that have donated in excess 
of 1,000 hours. Each UMRLAC representative received a lapel pin. The UMRLAC received a 
certificate at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's awards ceremony in April. The UMRLAC 
and the other LRMAC were recognized with a "Volunteer NH! Service" awards at a November 
ceremony in Concord. The awards were presented by Senator-elect and former New Hampshire 
Governor, Jeanne Shaheen. The UMRLAC thanks Steve Couture of the NH Department of 
Environmental Services Rivers Management and Protection Program for nominating the LMRACs for 
these two awards. 

The Rivers Management and Protection Program celebrated its twentieth anniversary with a 
commemorative poster. The poster features the upper Merrimack from the Route 4 bridge at the 
Boscawen/Canterbury/Concord line with a photograph taken by Steve Landry, Boscawen UMRLAC 
Representative. 

The UMRLAC began implementing the Upper Merrimack Management and Implementation Plan 
with assistance from the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission. The Commission 
worked with the UMRLAC to write a successful funding proposal to implement the buffers objective. 
The Plan can be downloaded and printed in a PDF format or viewed online as an interactive web- 
enabled version from the redesigned UMRLAC web site at www.merrimackriver.org. 

This year the UMRLAC begins its thirteenth year of the Upper Merrimack Monitoring Program 
(UMMP). The UMMP owes much of its success to strong municipal support and that from its Adopt- 
a-River Site Sponsors. The Program's Adopt-a-River Site Sponsors include Aquarian Analytical 
Laboratories, Inc.; Aries Engineering, Inc.; Checkmate Expert Payroll Services; Elektrisola; Franklin 
Savings Bank; Franklin Wastewater Treatment Facility; Public Service of NH (both Corporate and 
Merrimack Station); and Watts Regulator/Webster Valve. The UMRLAC also thanks the Conservation 
Commissions and Towns and Cities of Boscawen, Bow, Canterbury, Concord, Franklin, and 
Northfield for their ongoing support. The support of these towns, cities, and Adopt-a-River Site 
sponsors made possible equipment and supply purchases as well as maintenance to protect existing 
investments such as the UMMP's stereoscopes. Special thanks go to St. Paul's School for graciously 
hosting UMRLAC 's "Bug Nights" educational and research program, which continues its popularity 
in the region with dozens of individuals volunteering their collection and identification services. 

The UMLRAC contracted with EcoAnalysts, Inc. to provide a data analysis and recommendations 
report related to the data collected in the Bug Nights program. This analysis will help guide the 
UMRLAC in its planning efforts for the next decade. The UMRLAC continued to review and provide 
comment on project plans and proposals including the FERC relicensing for hydroelectric facilities on 
the Merrimack River, site specific and wetlands applications in the upper Merrimack six 
municipalities, state surplus land disposal, and a proposed landfill expansion. The UMRLAC also 
provided comments on several NH Department of Transportation proposals and pre-application 
process. 

The UMRLAC elected the following slate of officers in November: Michele Tremblay, Chair; Steve 
Landry, Vice-Chair, Krista Crowell, Treasurer; and Gary Lynn, Secretary. The UMRLAC is pleased to 
welcome Brian Sullivan of Franklin as the newest "UMRLACer." 

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TheUMRLA r bo ted everal informational and educational presentations from experts on issues 
including legislation, invasive species, climate change adaptation, and the \H Natural Heritage 
Bureau. During the summer, the UMRLAC hosted a public workshop in Canterbury on the revised 
I rnprehensive Shoreland Protect Act. Several UMRLAC representatives participated in the annual 
Watershed Conference in November. Michele Tremblay presented a social marketing workshop. 

tblished in 1990, the Upper Merrimack Vv -:\ f ocal Advisory Committee (UMLRACj has 
represented its six comrnuniti- of Boscawen. Bow, Canterbury, Concord, Franklin, and Northfield in 
a variety of studies and planning activities related to the upper Merrimack River and its watershed. Jt 
serves as the area's advisory board on its designation in the NH R ivers Management and Protection 
m. 

It's been nearly two decades since the UMRLAC met foi the first time. Representatives have begun 
planning for a twentieth aim: - - ary celebration during 201 'f learn more or to be part of the fun. 
please contact the UMRLAC or watch for updates on the UMRLAC web Site at 
www . m err i m a c kr i v er . o r . 

Please visit UMRLAC \s redesigned website for further information on the river, committee 
membership, activities, summaries from prior meetings, upcoming meeting agendas, maps, water 
quality data, and photographs of brave and selfless volunteers in action. 1 he UMRLAC meets on a 
rotating basis in its Six represented communities on the second Monday of each month at 7 00 pm. 
Many thanks to the Towns and Cities of Boscawen., Bow, Canterbury, Concord Franklin and 
Northfield for graciously hosting Upper Merrimack River Local Advisory ( omrnittee meetings. An 
informational Around the Watershed" session is conducted at each meeting All are welcome to 
attend. For additional information, please contact Michele Tremblay at 603.796,261 5, 
www.merrimackriver.org, or any of your municipal representatives listed below. 



Fioscaw en 
Stephen C. Landry 
Michele L. Tremblay 

( uncord 
Alan Bartlett 
Rick Chormann 
Robert Wyatt 



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Krista Crowd 1 
' ■■ Lynn 

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1 ucker Noack 

Brian Sullivan 



Canterbury 

Anne Emerson 

Nancy Roy 

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Harry Anderson 
William Uawson 



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YOUTH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 

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Martha C. Douglass, Director 
Dawn B. Shimbers. Assoc, Director 



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; Board of Directc- t and $tafl □ : - e Yonfl mce Progra m ould like to thank you for your 

confmned support of v ifaabk program, Dunn g I fa e . e in ; erta d ; : .nomic times young people an 5 
their famr z t ha : been tanmig - .- Youth mee ft □ aa" in in creasing numr. : 3 the str .- 

. ntmues to climb. Unable to make ends meet, many of these fainilies are cutting 
back on nee-: : . '"-.■' '■-.-. -ich things as health care, support counselir . 

■ : . ■ : i - - . .-.'..- . . ; . Parer-V. are spending more time trying to keep their families :e a 
she ; ; : and clothed a ig ; rne at home to nurture and supe r .- heir children. .Adolescents 

. . nee : ..;. ;d. Theykno le difficulties bdrpacen ;..;ing. but often don't know how to 

: This. - ." --'-_ td, ine::V. s andangrj - a me v-faen they are beginning to 

prepare for adulthood, tk ; ire sad feeling hopeh as - hscouraged M ney is tight and there are 
less job opport o a - ;. oung people. S m z teen s turn to drugs and alcohoL With less parents 

supervision and guidance rrthet may fall into the wrong crowd as Igel into trouble in me community. 

The Youth Assistance Program provides: court diversion, violence prevention anger managemer 
substance abuse programs, support coons ihacco educa fbrmati wi and referral servi; z . 

and other prevention prograir , ; c : . . 

. . - rhobave been referred for juvenile offenses fa a e a chance to mail e amends for their 
wrongdoing, connect with caring commirnity membe md redirect their lives. B _ es. 

pay; j andperfom .omammty service work young pe , ;: ; ; , 

for the::' a a cms and begin to understand the feelings of me vie:: m 

Although referrals usually conr; bepc ce Ahools, court', ai 3 par .-:v anyone can come in to 

iA or : in one of our p: - ree sailor stop-: rar office at 26] A 

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Respec i , submitted, 

Martha r . Douglass, Director 
Dav<- B Shimbei ..... 



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r: . ard of Directors: 

Marion Abbon 
Tom Croteau 
Pam Miller 
Patsv W "ells 



Mark Barton 
Vina Gardner 
Rick Stewart 



Kent Chapman 
Chris Hampe 
Merek W eisens.ee 



Robert Cormier 
S . jtr Hilliard 
-Jim Wells 



Y o uth Assistance Program MatisTics: 



Court Diversion Cases -2" 
Substance Abuse Cases - 19 
Court Ordered Cases - 6 



Prevention Activities - - 

Parents - 59 



Total Youth Participation - 249 

Ln this figure each youth is counted only once even if they participated in more than one aci 

101 of these young people lived in Norrhfleld. S3 in Tiiton and 65 in 5 an born to el 



Office Address: 261 Main St- Tiiton. VH 

Mailing Addr es s : P.O. Bo s 3 0-6-8-. N o rthfield. VH 3 2 " 6 

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Franklin -^ 

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Northfield Town Report 2008 

The Franklin VNA and Hospice continues to provide quality home health care services to the residents 
of Northfield. It is an honor to serve our neighbors and their families when they are in need of 
professional health care provided in the comfort of their homes. In the past year we have made 2,455 
visits to residents of Northfield, and have logged 64,161 miles agency-wide. We have provided blood 
pressure clinics and flu clinics to support the disease prevention efforts of our neighbors. We are 
committed to providing excellence in patient care. 

Our Hospice program continues to grow in our communities. This year we contracted with Mountain 
Ridge Genesis Nursing Home to provide Hospice care to some of their residents who meet hospice 
criteria. We have really enjoyed getting to know their staff and have collaborated to explore ways to 
work together to meet the patients' care needs. We hope to expand our nursing home contracts to 
other area facilities. 

In 2007 we applied for and received a grant from Franklin Savings Bank to upgrade and expand our 
HomMed telemonitoring program. This summer we were able to complete that process by purchasing 
a new monitor operating system and leasing 7 new units to place in patient homes. This allows us to 
provide an efficient method of assessing fragile patients in their homes daily without making an extra 
nursing visit. We have been able to prevent hospitalization of several patients and picked up on 
impending changes in others. This is an effective use of technology as an intervention in home care. In 
the past year we have provided home monitoring for 29 patients. 

In January of 2008 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid significantly changed the tools used to 
assess the patient, the formulas applied to those assessments which determine the payments we 
receive, and many of the codes used to convey the nature of the patient's diagnosis and, therefore, 
severity of illness. It has taken several months to get accustomed to these changes and we are now 
seeing the impact on our financial picture. We experienced a 2.73% Medicare cut in 2008 and we will 
see another 2.73% cut in 2009. Our challenge is to increase the numbers of patients taken under care, 
accurately assess them and provide for their care needs efficiently in an effort to offset the 
reimbursement cuts we have received. We are currently enjoying a fully staffed clinical team who 
demonstrate the highest level of commitment and caring. We are blessed to have them and the support 
staff who keep our agency running smoothly. 

Northfield is represented on our Board of Directors by Rob Steady. 



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CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES 

During 2008, Child and Family Services provided residents with Adolescent Substance Abuse 
Treatment, Family Counseling, Adoption, Child Abuse Prevention, camper ship assistance to attend 
Camp Spaulding, residential placement in our Group Home, foster care and intensive home based 
services to multi-problem families, Student Assistance Services, employment assessment services and 
support to incarcerated fathers to help them stay connected to their children and families. Thanks to 
support from the Town of Northfield, along with other charitable dollars and grants, we are able to 
provide these services, without regard to income. The funding provided by the Town of Northfield 
mainly supports our Family and Children's Counseling program, but makes it possible for us to offer a 
range of services to residents. In 2008 services we provided school based- substance abuse assessment, 
intervention and treatment for 5 adolescents, family and children's counseling for 1 1 individuals, 
home visiting and family support services for 16 families, Student Assistance Services for one youth, 
236 days of residential placement at the CFS Group Home for one teen, foster care services and 
intensive home based services for 8 individuals through the Permanency Solutions program, birth 
parent and adoption services for two families. Every dollar the community invests in Child and Family 
Services results in over $34.00 dollars in services delivered to the community. We continue to count 
on your help to be able to offer a full range of quality, professional services to children and their 
families who otherwise could not afford them because they lack insurance or are underinsured. 75% of 
the families we serve live below the federal poverty guidelines. We believe that CFS has the most 
accessible and balanced fee policy of any similar agency in the state. This is made possible by grants, 
such as those received by the town of Northfield and makes it possible for us to serve the most needy, 
vulnerable families without regard to income. 



Child and Family Services is New Hampshire's oldest charitable social service organization. We have 
been serving New Hampshire children and families for over 150 years. We are pleased to serve 
Northfield residents through offices at 95 Water Street, Laconia, 841 Central Street, Franklin or 
through our Manchester office at 464 Chestnut Street and Teen Outreach Center, 99 Hanover Street. 
For further information about any of these services please call (800) 640-6486 or visit our website at 
www.cfsnh.org . 

Ruth Zax 

zaxr@cfsnh.org 



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TILTON-NQRTHFIELD FIRE DISTRICT WARRANT 

FISCAL YEAR 2009 

TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE TILTON-NQRTHFIELD FIRE DISTRICT, QUALIFIED TO 
VOTE IN DISTRICT AFFAIRS: 

YOV ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED TO MEET IN THE WINNISQU AM REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL 
CAFETERIA, ON ROUTE 3 IN TILTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE, ON MONDAY MARCH 14, 2009 
AT 7:00 O'CLOCK IN THE EVENING TO ACT ON THE FOLLOWING; 

Article 1: To Choose a Moderator for the ensuing year (Actual voting to be by official ballot on 
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at the annual Town voting sessions in Tilton and Northfield at their respective 
poiiing places and times). 

Article 2: To choose a Clerk for the ensuing year (Actual voting to be by official ballot on Tuesday, 
March 10, 2009 at the annual Town voting sessions in Tilton and Northfield at their respective polling 
places and times). 

Article 3: To choose a Treasurer for the ensuing year (Actual voting to be by official ballot on Tuesday 
March 10, 2009 at the annual Town voting sessions in Tilton and Northfield at their respective polling 
places and times) 

Article 4: To choose a Fire Commissioner for the ensuing 3 years (Actual voting to be by official ballot 
on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at the annual Town voting sessions in Tilton and Northfield at their 
respective polling places and times) 

Article 5i To accept the report of the Treasurer and the Fire Commissioners and pass any vote relating 
thereto. 

Article <$: To see if the District will vote to form a Committee for the purpose of creating By-Laws for 
the District. The Committee will prepare a draft for Commission approval which would be brought before 
the voters at the 2010 annual meeting. The Committee would be made up of 2 Tilton Residents, 2 
Northfield residents and 1 Fire Commissioner. 

Article 7: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate Sixty Four Thousand Dollars 
($64,000.00) for the final payment on Engine 3, with said funds to be withdrawn from the Apparatus and 
Equipment Special Revenue Fund established under KSA 31 :95-C (ADOPTED March 7, 2005). 

Article 8: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate Forty One Thousand Five Hundred 
Dollars ($41,500.00) for a new command vehicle for the Chief with said fUnds to be withdrawn from the 
Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund established under RSA 31:95-C (ADOPTED March 7, 
2005). 



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Article 9: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate Eighty One Thousand Eight Hundred 
Twenty One Dollars ($81,821.00) for the purpose of purchasing Fire, Rescue and EMS Equipment, 
paying vehicle payments and the cost associated with collecting the Ambulance Charges, with said 
funds to be withdrawn from the Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund established under RSA 
3 1 :95-C (ADOPTED March 7, 2005). 

Article 10: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Fifteen 
Thousand Thirty Three ($ 1 1 5,033,00) to pay for Pressurized Hydrants. 

Article 11: To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate the Budget Committee recommended 
sum of One Million Three Hundred Forty Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty Dollars ($1,340,860.00) for 
General District Operations. This article does not include special or individual articles addressed. 

Article 12: To see if the District, in accordance with RSA 33:7, will vote to authorise the Fire 
Commissioners to borrow money in anticipation of taxes, 

Article 13: To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting. 

A true copy of the Warrant attests; 
Fire Commissioners 

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MCcvin Waldron Date Robot Watson Date Paul Auger II Date 

Chairperson 



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BUDGET FORM FOR VILLAGE DISTRICTS 

WHICH HAVE ADOPTED THE PROVISIONS OF RSA 32:14 THROUGH 32:24 



DATE OF MEETING; Monday, March 16, 2009 
VILLAGE DISTRICT: THton-Northfietd Fire District County: Belknap, 

in the Town(s) Of: Tilton and Northfieid 



Walling Address: 12 Center Street 



THton NH 03276 



Phone #: (6031 286-4781 Fax #: (6031 286-4787 E-Mail: tnfd@metrocastnet 

IMPORTANT: 

Please read RSA 32:5 applicable to all municipalities. 



1. RSA 32:5 requires this budget be prepared on a "gross* basis showing all revenues and appropriations. At least one public hearing must 
be held on Ms budget. Ail proposed appropriations MUST be on this form, 

2. This budget must be posted with the Village District warrant not later than the fifteenth day before the day of the meeting, 

3. When completed., a copy of the budget must be posted with the warrant. Another copy must be placed on fife with the village district clerk., and a 
copy sent to the Department of Revenue Administration at the address below within 20 days of the meeting, 



This is to certify that this budget was posted with the warrant on the (date) 16th of February. 2009. 

BUDGET COMMITTEE 



Please sign in ink. 








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FOR DRA USE ONLY 



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TILTON-NORTHFIELD FIRE DISTRICT 
Version 1 No Collective Bargaining Cost Items 

Line Recommended Amount 



1 Total recommended by budget committee 1,579,214 

(pg 8 MS 7, pg 6 MS 27, pg 6 MS 37) 

Less exclusions 

2 Principal: long-term bonds & notes 64,000 

(#471 1 MS 7, #51 1 MS 27, #471 1 MS37) 

3 Interest: long-term bonds & notes 

(#4721 MS 7, #5120 MS 27, #4721 MS37) 

4 Capital outlays funded by bonds & notes 

(only bonded amount) 

5 Mandatory assessments 

(usually zero) 

6 Total exclusions 64,000 

7 Line 1 minus exclusions 1,515,214 

8 Multiply by 10% ~ 151,521 



9 Maximum allowable appropriations 1 ,730,735 

(line 1 plus 10% calculation) 



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2008 Tilton-Northfield Fire District 

Report of the Fire Chief 

First and foremost, thank you to all of you who help us be successful at providing essential fire and 
EMS services throughout our communities! We all get a great deal of satisfaction from serving YOU! 

We continue to remain one of the busiest departments in the Lakes Region. In 2008, your Fire & EMS 
Department responded to 1573 incidents (a 3% increase from 2007). The current roster consists of 26 
call firefighters (paid on call) and 14 career personnel. The 40 members attended 2,672 hours of 
training in 2008! 

There were a number of personnel changes in 2008. FF/EMT-I Greg Stetson left for a job with the 
Franklin FD. He was replaced by FF/EMT-B Damien Sevin. FF/EMT-I Josh Merriam left and took a 
job with the Hanover FD. Call FF/EMT-B Ian Mercaldi was hired to fill his vacancy. Finally, 
FF/EMT-I Shawn Wheeler left for a job with the Portsmouth FD. His position has been filled by 
FF/EMT-B Matt Gilman. And, by the time you read this, our Secretary, Janine Vary will have left for 
Bible College in Baltimore. She has been replaced by Administrative Assistant Kathy Tobine. We 
look forward to working with all of our new employees! 

We continue to work diligently in preventing fires and injuries from fire through code enforcement, 
inspection, and public education initiatives. Several major building projects were dealt with by the 
fire prevention bureau, along with the usual number of inspections and re-inspections of existing 
residential and commercial structures. We were once again able to expose all of our elementary 
school students to our fire safety trailer in an effort to increase their awareness of home fire hazards 
and how to properly react to a fire in their home. FF Valovanie now works alongside Capt Ober in the 
fire prevention bureau two days each week. In addition to regular inspections, he has been diligent in 
conduction pre-plans of target hazards throughout our communities in an effort to gather important 
data and ensure that it is up-to-date for our use when responding to emergencies. 

The "Tilton Fire Study" was received and reviewed. Municipal Resources, Inc. was hired by the 
Town of Tilton to conduct a study of fire department operations. The study took an objective look at 
our department and outlined a number of areas that we excelled at, and pointed out 14 "deficiencies" 
that we should work on. Both Boards of Selectmen and the Fire Commission are currently meeting to 
discuss these and other issues. It is my hope that the report can be used positively as a tool that will 
help guide us into the future. 

I am very pleased to report that Engine 3 is back in service. Earlier this year it was struck from behind 
on 1-93 causing extensive damage. Thankfully, no injuries occurred. The body of the truck was 
"totaled" and completely removed from the chassis. A new body was built at the factory in Florida 
and installed at a dealership in New York. We are pleased to be back to a full fleet and normal 
operations. 

I would like to thank all of the departments and organizations in both communities that assist us daily. 
Also, big thanks to those that support us in a number of other ways! It doesn't go unnoticed! My 
biggest thanks go out to the men and women who give so much of themselves to protect you; the 
officers and members of Tilton-Northfield Fire & EMS. Their selfless dedication is what provides 
quality service that we all depend on. 

We look forward to serving you throughout 2009. Remember, this is your department. If there is 
anything we can do to assist you, please do not hesitate to call or stop by. 
Your safety and continued support is important to us. 
Chief Stephen M Carrier 
Tilton-Northfield Fire & EMS 

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Tilton-Northfield Fire & EMS 

Stephen M, Carrier, Chief 

Michael Robinson, Deputy Chief 

Stephen Carrier, Chief 

Michael Robinson, Deputy Chief 

Brad Ober, Captain, Fire Prevention 

Katherine Tobine, Administrative Assistant 



FIRE & EMS 



A Shift 



B Shift 



C Shift 



Capt/EMT-P Bob Bousquet 
FF/EMT-I Steve Smith 
FF/EMT-I Matt Oilman 



Capt/EMT-I Greg Michaud Capt/EMT-I David Hall 
FF/EMT-I TimJoubert FF/EMT-I Jon Powell 

FF/EMT Damien Sevin FF/EMT Ian Mercaldi 



Kelley Day Coverage (Officer): Lt/EMT-I Tim Ames 

kclley Day Coverage and Fire Prevention: FF/EMT-I Sean Valovanie 



Company 1 

Lt. Chris Harris 

FF/EMT Gabriel DeCoste 

EMT Ann Glines 

FF/EMT Joe Keeler 

FF Liam Jewell 

FF/EMT-I Stacie Lamontagne 

FF/EMT-P Bob Laraway 

FF Pete Latucky 

FF Garrett Wright 

FF Tim Joyce 

Photographer: Alan MacRae 



Company 2 



Company 3 



Lt. Fred Greene Lt. Tom Beaulieu 

EMT Mary Ball FF Jerry Davis 

FF Jeremy Bezanson-Perkins FF/EMT Brian Dumka 

EMT Stephanie Caldon FF Duane Harbour 

FF/EMT-P Dan Murphy FF/EMT-I Kevin LaChapelle 

FF Jeff Sheltry FF Andre Provencal 

FF Bert Yeaton FF Jon Ober 



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TTLTON-NORTHFIFLD FIRE DISTRICT 

BaXK ACCOUNTS SOI>1aRY< unaudited* 

January 1. 2008 through December 31. 2008 



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Roland C. >eymour. 

Treasurer 



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Tilton-Northfield Fire District 

Annual District Meeting Minutes 

Monday, March 3, 2008 

Moderator opened meeting at 7:00pm with pledge of allegiance. 

Introduced Commissioners Tom Gallant, Robert Watson and Kevin Waldron and Clerk Janine Vary. 
He also introduced Gretchen Wilder, Chairperson of the Budget Committee, who introduced members 
of the TNFD Budget Committee: Peter Fogg, Dennis Allen, Vicy Virgin, Karl Barnard and Don 

Stevens. 

Moderator gave ground rules for the running of the meeting based on Roberts Rules, if anyone is 
aggrieved by any decision Moderator has made, as a body can overrule what he says. Speak and use 
microphones. Two minute limit on first instance, comments directed to Moderator. 

Moderator asked body if they needed all warrants read collectively before beginning. No one asked for 
that, so Moderator suspended the complete reading of the warrants collectively. 

Article 1 through 4 - Moderator explained that these warrants would be addressed at town voting 
next Tuesday. No one had any questions. 

Article 5. "To see if the district will vote to change the position of the treasurer from an elected 
position to an appointed position as authorized by RSA 41 :26-c. Appointment to be made by the Fire 
Commissioners, which would take place effective the date of the 2009 annual elections." Jerry Davis 
moved article. Scott Davis seconded. Comm. Waldron addressed. Commissioners voted to install on 
warrant. HB 257 effective 7/13/07. It allows for appointment rather than election of treasurer. Elected 
treasurer doesn't have to answer to commissioners whereas appointed treasurer does. Scott Davis, T. 
He feels it takes away from the power of the legislative body. Too much power is given to the 
governing body. He does not agree with this warrant article. Valerie Care, N. Are there any costs 
that we are aware of in this change? Comm. Waldron is not aware of any. Valerie did have some 
knowledge on unemployment compensation that she wanted to share. Elected officials are not eligible 
to collect unemployment compensation wages; however, an appointed official would be eligible to 
submit a claim for unemployment compensation if they were to be terminated or quit. The District 
will need to pay premium for compensation. Will use wages earned to establish a claim. This article 
could cost the district money. Article 5 voted on. No have it by a voice vote. ARTICLE 5 FAILS. 

Article 6. "To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate Ninety Seven Thousand One 
Hundred Seventy Eight Dollars ($97,178.00) for the final payment on the 2000 International Rescue 
Truck, with said funds to come from the Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund." David 
Libertore moved article and Jerry Davis seconded. Comm. Waldron took the question. Money is 
available to us from Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund. If article is approved $20,846 
would be saved. If the district approves Article 6, 7 and 8 tonight, the District wll save $57,941 a 
year. $30,057 in interest. Comm. Gallant noted Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund is 
not funded by any monies raised through taxation. Money going into the account is the revenue from 
ambulance transports. This article removes $97,108 from the surplus of that fund and Article 7 will do 
the same thing. The Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund has its own budget. This 
money comes out of surplus in that account and will not affect taxes at this time. Dave Libertore 
asked how much is in the account. Comm. Gallant responded $134,105 is in that account. Vote taken 
on Article 6. Ayes have it by voice vote. ARTICLE 6 PASSES. 

Article 7. "To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate Thirty Six Thousand Six Hundred 
Two Dollars ($36,602.00) for the final payment on two 2006 Ford F-350 Pick-up trucks, with said 
funds to come from the Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund." Comm. Gallant moved 

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article and seconded by Dave Libertore. Comm. Gallant said his description of Article 6 where 
monies are coming from the Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund surplus; same is true for 
Article 7. Money is in the surplus and will not affect taxes at this time. Pat Clark: he has heard some 
talk. Is this surplus being saved up that if we want to buy an expensive vehicle and to be used in a 
major emergency repair for vehicle or a roof collapse? Comm. Gallant answered. If there was a 
catastrophic roof collapse, that would come out of general fund surplus. There is one surplus which is 
excess that is in the budgetary operating fund. This money is in the Apparatus and Equipment Special 
Revenue Fund. Answer then is if we use this money today and pay off these notes, we have 
accumulated $134,000, in last couple of years the cost savings will generate more of a surplus and that 
surplus will be available to us as we approach a large purchase in the future. Lets pay off the debt, 
don't pay the interest on the debt. Comm. Gallant supports that idea and this article. Vote taken on 
Article 7. Ayes have it. ARTICLE 7 PASSES. 

Article 8. "To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate Eighty Five Thousand One 
Hundred Nine Dollars ($85,109.00) for the final payment on Engine 3, with said funds to come from 
the general fund surplus." Dave Libertore moved to the floor and Jerry Davis seconded. Comm. 
Gallant addressed this article. This is unlike the preceding warrant articles. This article intends to 
take $85,109 from the operating general fund surplus. This would save you tax dollars. Would reduce 
general fund surplus. $263,000 has accumulated over a prolonged period of time. It is intended that 
this surplus be reduced. There are guidelines set up by DRA that general fund surplus should be 
retained in a percentage as it relates to the percenteage of the budget. Some towns keep 10, 13 or 16 
percent in surplus as noted in various articles in the newspapers. Our budget of $1,287,126, reducing 
the surplus to $175,000 would be borderline at 12% or 13%. Comm. Gallant does not agree with this 
warrant. He feels we should wait till next year's Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund 
surplus and move at that time to payoff this debt. Comm. Waldron commented: the general fund 
surplus was raised by taxes but was a result of asking for more than what we need to run this 
operation. Money is not giving us any appreciable interest. We will still have the $175,000 in account 
after paying off this debt. He has had several conversations with DRA about the retainage amount in 
general fund surplus. He was told by our rep at DRA and her boss as well, being a village district, 
DRA does not have recommended retainage amounts. Only after they were pushed for an amount 
they recommended that we apply same amount as towns. He feels we will save ourselves some 
money. Took a 5 year loan in April for $1856 per month and still have $89,000 in total payments left. 
He feels it would be a good use of surplus. We save $3983 dollars in interest. We'll be paying on 
until 2012. Comm. Gallant commented that over 4 years we will be saving almost $4000 in interest; 
however, none of which is raised by taxation. Donnie Stevens, Budget Committee, feels that we 
should pay this off and it would lower our debt. He has heard 8 or 10 percent for surplus if the roof 
caves in, but he feels we need to get rid of debt. We have $260,000 just setting there in a non-interest 
bearing account. Let's pay off the debt. Tom Cavanaugh: when ambulance fund was set up, the 
equipment debt would only be paid out of ambulance funds. Based on towns 8%, is just over 
$100,000. Why not reduce what the taxpayers have to pay this year. What is $85,000 over a few 
years. Interest is negligible. Who's responsible for putting the money in a non-interest bearing 
account? Reduce the taxpayers fees by $150,000 and pay this out of the ambulance fund. The general 
fund was promised to never be used for paying off vehicles. Comm. Gallant: agreed entirely with Mr. 
Cavanaugh' s comments and this is why he is vehemently opposed to this warrant article. Comm. 
Gallant also commented to the statement of $260,000 just sitting around this is not true. At the end of 
January the surplus was down to $109,000. it might generally be that at the latter part of the year. The 
early months up to March we don't receive revenues from the towns and this surplus is used for those 
expenses. Scott Davis: the truth being told here, the surplus is here due to the leadership of the Chief. 
He has been running the department under budget. If you look at budget it has changed. He is a 
proponent to pay down debt but if using money raised by taxation we are subsidizing that fund. He is 
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from taking out a TAN, good. He is totally against taking money out of tax revenues to subsidize the 
Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund. Steve Bluhm he went to DRA 3 times to set tax rate 
in Northfield. They told us between 5 and 10%. Right now Northfield is only running a 5% reserve. 
He doesn't know if it is humanly possible but would definitely back the idea to take the $150,000 and 
give back to the taxpayers. Comm. Gallant: commented that he forgot part of Tom Cavanaugh's 
question, he is totally in favor, as long as we know what we are doing, of giving the money back to 
reduce taxes. Tom Cavanaugh wanted to make a motion to amend Article 8: "Motion to take 
$150,000 from unreserved fund balance to reduce the taxes to be paid in 2008". Seconded by Steve 
Bluhm. Tom Cavanaugh agreed with Mr. Davis's comment that using this money would be 
subsidizing the Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund by paying this off now. Chief has a 
good plan and Comm. Gallant said we would not pay for the equipment through taxes if we made that 
fund. If we have too much money in the unreserved fund balance, give it back to the taxpayers. 
Comm. Waldron: he doesn't believe it is subsidizing anything. It is paying down a debt. He 
supported the creation of Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund and was led to believe to 
pay cash for equipment as we go. Spending $58,000 on vehicle payments. Doesn't make any sense to 
make payments if you have the money to pay off. If we reduce the taxes one year, how much and how 
long will it last? We all know the budget will go up next year. If you want to have a feel good 
moment this year, that's fine. Moderator: asked if anyone could address the savings. Scott Davis 
asked if the Commissioners knew what this $150,000 back to the taxpayers would break down to. 
Comm. Waldron could not. Scott Davis had some numbers to share $.11 per $1000 in Norhthfilred 
and $.10 per thousand in Tilton. Approximately Tom Cavanaugh said he did. For a property valued at 
$100,000, eleven cents for Northfield and 10 cents for Tilton. Comm. Waldron still felt the money off 
the interest payment was better. Kevin LaChapelle stated he was at the budget hearing. Everyone has 
a different view. As a young voter he wonders where is community trust over next 30 years. If we 
made a decision as to how to pay the loan off, and if doing this changes the budget plan; then there's 
the surplus of general fund and Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund surplus. If we keep 
changing midstream we will lose community trust and votes down the road, maybe now and for the 
next 20 years. People won't know what they are voting on over time. Comm. Gallant commented we 
are working on the amendment right now. Comm. Gallant said the amendment is inappropriate for 
this warrant article. It would have to be incorporated into the amount of monies to be raised through 
taxation under Warrant Article 1 1, he believes. Moderator agrees with Comm. Gallant. He asked if 
the author of the amendment would want to withdraw the amendment and introduce in a later more 
appropriate warrant article. Tom Cavanaugh understood where Mr. Gallant was coming from and also 
agreed with Mr. LaChapelle. If there is a time when we need to s how integrity in governing body, it 
is now. A few years ago, the voters were sold a purchasing fund plan and it was voted on; and they 
may not even be here tonight. We shouldn't change it midstream. Don't use money through taxation 
for paying this debt. The way we keep taxes in line is if you follow the pennies, the dollars will 
follow. He does not agree with this article and hopes it is voted down. Mr. Cavanaugh said if Mr. 
Bluhm withdraws his second, he will withdraw the amendment. Mr. Bluhm withdrew his second and 
Mr.Cavanaugh withdrew the amendment. Moderator asked for any more comments on Article 8 in its 
originaal form. Comm. Waldron : keep in mind, if we do not pay off tonight, we will be paying 
$1850 out of Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund fund for 4 more years. What happens 
down road when we need something big like a ladder truck? We'll use the Apparatus and Equipment 
Special Revenue Fund to make payments, he hopes not. Big purchase will cost money unless you let 
the fund grow. If we pay off the vehicles, it is $60,000 more than it is growing now. If we are careful 
when it comes time to buy something big, we can own it rather than pay interest. Scott Davis: asked 
for a point of clarification. We don't have to wait four years to pay this vehicle off right. Can't we 
pay it off next year? Comm. Gallant addressed: said yes, he did try to address that earlier. He is 
opposed to this warrant because he disagrees with using tax money to pay off a vehicle and we have 
already voted to pay off two of the leases, thereby allowing the special revenue fund to grow and we 
can use entire amount of surplus next year to pay off the remaining balance of the loan. No more 

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comments. Vote on Article 8 in its original vote. Nays have it by voice vote. Donnie Stevens asked 
for a show of hand count. Scott Hilliard and Mr. Lamanuzzi counted hand votes. 14 yes and 51 no. 
ARTICLE 8 IS DEFEATED. 

Article 9: 'To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Nine 
Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-Six (SI 09,556.00) to pay for Pressurized Hydrants." Dave Libertore 
moved to floor and Jerry Davis seconded. Comm. Waldron: has spoken against this article every 
year. They want SI 09,556 for 60 hydrants and they want us to keep shoveled from snow. Exposing 
our employees and vehicles to accidents and injury if someone gets hurt or a vehicle damaged. Bristol 
has 143 hydrants and 2 people from water department town shovel those. He calculated cost to be 
SI 825.92 per hydrant. He made inquires to Belmont, Bristol, Gilford, Franklin, and Laconia. Fire 
hydrants costs ranged from SO. 00 to S692 is the average. He is sure it will be said that this water 
district is a unique situation but feels they don't want us to compare because it doesn't come out in 
their favor. We'll hear how the water district needs this money to make their ends meet and he doesn't 
feel it is the fire district's responsibility to make their ends meet. Still feels people responsible to 
paying this bill are the water users should be responsible. Using 950 for the number of water users, if 
this amount was billed to users, it would be SI 16 spread out equally. He's not against paying a fee for 
hydrants, but not this fee. Asked his insurance company how insurance rates will go up. They said if 
you live outside the district, you already have cost. Those who live in hydrant district will have an 
increase in their rates without the hydrants. PUC has nothing to do with water district. Aqueduct 
Company was controlled by PUC. What happens if we don't pay? They can turn off hydrants. 
However, NH RSA's allow us to use in emergencies. They can take us to court and personally if they 
continue with this ridiculous fee structure then that is where it belongs anyway.. Or they can just give 
us a more reasonable fee structure. Scott Davis commented: Last year's bill was SI 45,000 and it was 
reduced to S 125,000 after the flow tests. The fire district paid SI 12,000 in 1999. There isn't a bill in 
any town that has gone down lower than it was 10 years ago. This year's amount is less. To flip that 
into dollars, if Mr. Waldron didn't feel it was risht to give back the monev for the S85.000. that was 
ten and eleven cents. This is 14 cents per thousand for Northfield and 12 cents per thousand for 
Tilton. Not much of a difference. If it wasn't such a big deal in giving back then why is it such a big 
deal being paid for? Scott Davis continued that the water district has a good working relationship with 
fire district and they have given help in cleaning out hydrants, which Mr. Waldron said has not been 
happening. Any time Chief has asked for help we have provided it. The water district has a S9.1 
million debt and the bills have to be paid. If the Water District fails, then it will go under private 
ownership and it would be under the PUC and we would have to pay. Comm. Gallant: there has been 
a very good working relationship that has evolved over the last year, hydrant fee has been under 
compromise. He is in favor of full support of the warrant article. Commissioners in majority are in 
agreement with this article. 

Gretchen Wilder: she has talked to PUC. No longer oversee Tilton-Northfield Water District. They 
did adopt the Tariff system. Flows were taken and each hydrant has been identified by color. Red is 
less gallons per minute, green is good. We found 20% aren't working to industry standard. Fee was 
adjusted for a customer service issue. They are working with the fire district. Water District has been 
formed just 2 years in January. When Water District was formed, towns lost S250,000 in real estate 
taxes, according to 2005 tax rates. As a community Tilton-Northfield have lost that. WTien we gave 
rights over to water district, the thought was as a municipality, hopefully we would lose the hydrant 
fee. That hasn't happened. Numbers speak for themselves and she is against this fee. Hopefully the 
water district will correct the flow problem in the future, but she would like to see the hydrant fee 
corrected. The hydrants fee keeps coming up as an issue for the fire district and it won't go away. 
She hopes if this warrant article is voted down, and goes to court, that the fire district and water 
district would meet at a table with a mediator, hopefully before it goes to court, to try to work this out. 
10% of the fire district budget pays 10% of their budget. They service around 900 locations in the 

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community and the fire district serves the entire communities. For money to be well spent, she thinks 
both districts need to work together to work this out. Tom Cavanaugh: What you are looking for? 
They have come to the table with a 24% reduction. It seems to him that they have already come to the 
table. And if this is voted down, it will be paid for but also attorney fees on both sides and then we 
will be responsible for. The Water District has done the flows and are working with fire district. They 
have already reduced their price. He feels a lot more work could be done this year and he commends 
the budget committee and the commission anyone else who worked to get that done. He said the 
voters will be the ones paying the bill. He supports paying the bill. Roland Seymour: He was one of 
the original commissioners getting the water company into a village district. We did a lot of due 
diligence and knowing 9.2 million dollars in debt and all things considered in order to make as a 
viable purchase, decided that we would not pay taxes to both towns. But amount of tax revenue lost 
was $35,000 for Tilton and $40,000 in Northfield, no where near $250,000. We knew to buy this 
entity we had to be able to afford to pay this back. We are not sitting down with oodles of money. To 
eliminate the $109,000 out of the revenue stream and try to pass onto the 900 or so users would be 
ludicrous. The Money family put in 5 million dollars were borrowed, about 3 million of that was 
dedicated to fire district and that is how the tariff was determined. PUC's statisticians came up with 
this revenue stream. Did reduce the hydrant fee and all hydrants are coded and in service; all flow 
some quantity of water. They were used in present state to fight a fire a few years ago. Maybe not at 
a level we want, but all do work and flow water at some level. He wanted to correct some 
inaccuracies stated. It would hurt to lose these funds and have worked hard to get it to where we are. 
He hopes the voters will vote for this warrant article to preserve the water district. Water district has a 
30 year note at 4.25% interest for 7 million 9 hundred thousand dollars. He urges voters to vote to 
approve this article. Gretchen Wilder: combining the lost tax revenue from the real estate revenues 
and the hydrant fee of $150,000 gives us the $250,000. Steven Bluhm: to give Gretchen a current tax 
value lost, it is $64,000 for Northfield, which makes it the third biggest company in town of 
Northfield. Peter Fogg: we are still paying $1824 per year per hydrant and it is exorbitant amount for 
how much we actually use. We connected 13 times in a couple of years. He would be out to buy 
tankers and putting them around towns. He is also sewer commissioner. The sewer commission is for 
the entire town; however, when applying for bonds, they are always paid for by those who are users 
for the project. He is out of their district yet is paying this fee. He is against this fee. He would 
approve a lower fee that would be more representative of what we get. Would base on rate of capacity 
of pumps, and the amount of time, etc. like the users do. Comm. Gallant: counsel for the district has 
said it would be in our best interest to approve this warrant. Scott Davis: regarding the hydrants on 
West Main Street. There are 6 hydrants there that we are looking at correcting. There is no problem 
with water flow to regular household water users. Have checked into repairs. It will cost 1 .2 million 
dollars to fix the 6 hydrants. Other capital improvements they are looking at: To fix the Park Street 
crossing will cost $85,000 to fix. To fix a restriction in the line from Reservoir Road in Northfield to 
Bay Street in Northfield will cost $150,000 to fix. Any improvements we are looking at are to 
accommodate the fire district. It has nothing to do with the domestic users. The 16" lines that were 
put in place when the Money's were owners, and other improvements were done specifically for fire 
suppression for the fire department. Comm. Waldron: if repairs were only for fire district, he wonders 
if water district will increase the rate because they fixed them. If so, then don't repair and we'll buy 
another tanker. A call to question was made. Vote taken and body voted to go to vote. Voice vote 
tried but the moderator was in doubt so asked for a hand count. Hand count taken. Yes: 43, No 24. 
Ayes have it. ARTICLE 9 PASSES. 

Article 10: "To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate One Hundred Thirty Seven 
Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety One Dollars ($137,991.00) for the purpose of purchasing Fire, Rescue 
and EMS equipment, paying vehicle leases as well the cost associated with collecting the Ambulance 
Charges, with said funds to be withdrawn from the Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund 
established under RSA 3 1 :95-C (Adopted March 7, 2005). Don Stevens motioned and Dave Libertore 

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seconded. Comm. Waldron addressed: due to passage of Articles 6 and 7 the number needs to be 
amended. He had it in writing: Moderator read amendment: "To see if the District will vote to raise 
and appropriate One Hundred Two Thousand Three Hundred Twenty One Dollars ($102,321) for the 
purpose of purchasing Fire, Rescue and EMS Equipment, paying vehicle leases as well the cost 
associated with collecting the Ambulance Charges, with said funds to be withdrawn from the 
Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund established under RSA 31:95-C (ADOPTED March 
7, 2005)." By Comm. Waldron. Arlow Stanley seconded. Comm. Gallant spoke to amendment. If 
looking at detailed budget for the Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund, the $137,991 
included payments for two leases, which we previously voted to pay off. Commissioner Waldron has 
reduced the $137,991 by the amounts of those payments. No other comments. Moderator asked if 
body ready to vote. Moderator read Amended Article 10. Vote taken and Ayes have the vote. 
AMENDMENT 1 TO ARTICLE 10 PASSES. Now dealing with amended article which has 
decreased the amount from $137,991 to $102,321. Comm. Waldron: this money comes out of 
Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund. It pays for Engine 3 loan, ambulance charges, fire 
and EMS equipment. No one has asked and he is not sure why and what we are buying. He is 
perplexed. He did ask Chief Carrier what was going to be bought and was given a list. Couple of 
things he would like the Chief to be address: Two of the items are IV pumps in amount of $5,000 and 
a thermal imaging camera for $10,200 . Comm. Waldron is personally against those purchases and 
would further want to amend this warrant article to pull those purchases out. So he basically wants to 
amend the article again. Moderator asked if he had in writing. He did need to look at again due to 
Article 8 failing. Comm. Gallant asked for a few minute recess. Moderator agreed to a 5-minute 
recess. Meeting back in order: Comm. Waldron read the second amendment to Article 10: "To see if 
district will vote to raise and appropriate $86,821.00 for purpose of purchasing Fire, Rescue and EMS 
Equipment and the cost associated with collecting the Ambulance Charges, with said funds to be 
withdrawn from the Apparatus and Equipment Special Revenue Fund established under RSA 3 1 :95-C 
(ADOPTED March 7, 2005). The amount in this amendment removes the $10,200.00 for the 
proposed purchase of a thermal imaging camera and $5,000.00 for the proposed purchase of two IV 
pumps." Don Stevens seconded. David Liberatore: asked Chief why we needed those two items? 
Chief the camera was a request basically from the floor. Thermal cameras have multiple uses in our 
business and technology is such now that you get a clearer picture in a much smaller package. The 
one we have now is large and bulky and is now on our second due apparatus. This new camera would 
be put on the ladder truck. Responds on its own often on mutual aid calls and operates in our district 
in roof sector, which is most dangerous area and it is critical to have a thermal imaging camera. Not 
realistic to think the camera on the attack engine would be given to ladder. IV pumps were requested 
by Captain Bousquet, who does the EMS purchasing. State protocols have recently been changed to 
allow paramedics to give certain drugs through IV pump therapy during transport. There are times 
when transfers of critical cardiac patients and these drugs would be essential to their well being. 
Kevin LaChapelle: first issue on thermal imaging cameras. To think as technology goes on that we 
can't commit to fire department to not support their purchase of a thermal imaging camera seems to 
against why we are all here tonight, to ensure the safety of our towns. We are here to save money but 
when looking for safety equipment, we should listen to a trained fire chiefs request and run with it. 
The IV pump equipment is expensive. But when state protocol says we are required to have these 
pumps especially for cardiac arrest emergencies, we can shake our heads and say "when will we need 
that?" and hope it never happens to us. He is concerned that this issue is brought up at this body and 
appears hostile to Chief. Mr. LaChapelle did ask Mr. Waldron if he had checked into the state 
protocol. Mr. Waldron asked if it is allowed or required. Mr. LaChapelle responded that it is required 
according to state protocol in full cardiac arrest. Scott Davis: he is against this amendment totally. 
We have hired the Chief for his expertise. He and the members are the professionals and know what 
they need. Don Stevens: doesn't have a problem with the camera but does with the pumps. He 
thought our rescue just brings the patient to the hospital. He didn't know we were doing transfers. 
Wants fire fighters in station and not going down 93 to transfer people somewhere else. No more 

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comments. Moderator read amendment #2 to Article 10 again. Vote taken. Nays have it by verbal 
vote. AMENDMENT 2 TO ARTICLE 10 FAILS. So will proceed with the amended Article 10. 
Moderator asked if any other questions on Article 10 as amended. Dave French: What else are we 
buying with this $102,000 besides the IV pumps and camera. He wants the whole list. Mr. Waldron 
read the list that Chief gave him. He had asked Chief if it was new or replacement and was told some 
of both. This hasn't come up at the fire station at another meeting, before he asked for this list, the 
Commissioners had never asked. There will always be bigger and better and he wants to know where 
his money is going before it goes there. Mr. French asked why we are looking at another outboard 
motor. Chief Carrier addressed the outboard motor. Motor currently on a rigid boat kept at Center 
Street station. Original motor doesn't stay running well, came from Navy surplus. Winnisquam 
Marine told them this unit is much older than we thought it was. It doesn't look repairable at this time. 
We also brought it to Channel Marine and they said the same thing. Does not keep running. Mr. 
French asked about 3 generators. Chief: we have a number of generators. One on ladder truck is 
underpowered and this is our largest generator. This is one we are trying to address. The new 
generators are smaller, camping type generators and also have lights attached to them. This way you 
have light available especially if you have to go well off the road to work. Call to question: 
Moderator asked for a verbal vote. Ayes have it. Vote taken on Amended Article 10. Voice vote 
taken. ARTICLE 10 PASSES AS AMENDED. 

Article 11: "To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate the Budget Committee 
recommended sum of One Million Two Hundred Seventy Nine Thousand Seventy Five Dollars 
($1,279,075.00) for General District Operations. The Fire Commissioners recommended sum of One 
Million Two Hundred Eighty Seven Thousand One Hundred Twenty Six Dollars ($1,287,126.00). 
This article does not include special or individual articles addressed." Don Stevens moved article to 
the floor, Arlow Stanley seconded. Donnie Stevens: he wanted to know which number we are voting 
on, the Budget Committee's number or the Commissioners number. Moderator stated someone would 
have to address that. Comm. Gallant stated it is the Budget Committee's number. Tom Cavanaugh 
had an amendment for Article 11. "To see if the district will vote to raise and appropriate the Budget 
Committee's recommended sum of $1,279,075 plus $109,556 for Article 9 for a total of $1,388,631 
with $1,238,63 1 raised by taxation and $150,000 taken from the unreserved fund balance." Dave 
Liberatore seconded. Moderator asked as a point of order if anyone had crunched these numbers to 
be sure they were accurate. Roland Seymour said they were close enough. Comm. Gallant: is 
concerned, agrees with amendment, however, the amended version does not make clear that the 
amount as proposed under Warrant Article 1 1 includes the amount which has previously been 
approved in Warrant Article 9. He believes it should say that it does or does not include that amount. 
Moderator stated as a point of clarification that it basically recites the body of the unamended portion 
of Warrant Article 1 1 and then adds the language "plus $109,556 for Article 9". Moderator asked the 
body if they understood that the amount approved in Article 9 is being added to the bottom line of the 
operating budget. Body had no questions. Comm. Gallant made a point of clarification that we are 
voting on the Budget Committee's Budget. The Commissioners had approved a budget that was 
$8,051 higher, but now the motion is only looking at the Budget Committee's budget. For sake of 
clarity, Moderator read the amendment to Article 1 1 . Verbal vote taken on amendment 1 for Article 
11. AMENDMENT 1 TO ARTICLE 11 PASSES. Moderator stated the amended Article 1 1 is now 
absent the fire commissioners' number for the budget. Pat Clark: wants a clarification of the 
difference of the $8,051 difference between the Budget Committee's number and the Commissioners'. 
Comm. Gallant pointed out the orange sheets handed out define the difference. Moderator stated as a 
point of order that is not an issue here because it was voted to use the Budget Committee's number. 
Pat said it may determine how he votes. There was a call to move to question but Moderator wanted 
to be sure that everyone had enough time to think about the article. Pat Clark did have questions on 
things eliminated. $4500 is for professional and tech services, are they necessary? Comm. Gallant 
asked if Budget Committee should address seeing they eliminated them. Gretchen: some changes 

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made under supplies. When looking at the A/P reports found some categories vague/ambiguous. 
Looked at 610 General, 620 and 690 Miscellaneous. More financial people are , staying away from 
"miscellaneous" categories. Therefore, Budget Committee did not fund 690 because it is 
Miscellaneous. Line 680 Departmental, cut from that, so took down from $1,000 to $600, they had 
spent less than $200 dollars last year. Changes made from fire commissioners were minor. Data 
processing was another account we pulled money out. Chief had ability to purchase computers this 
year. So they felt they could pull money from that line item also. Chief commented: 3 major areas 
that were cut. All in $2000 range. 342, Data Processing. We had intended to roll over a computer 
each year but the Budget Committee didn't believe we needed to buy another computer this year. 350 
Medical Services, this line is for physicals for full time firefighters and any new firefighters we may 
hire. This line has usually been under expended in 07, but he was maintaining $5000. He feels we 
don't offer enough physicals for our employees. There are other ways we are trying to approach this 
issue with our insurance company and he wants everyone to get annual physicals. Equipment 
Maintenance and Repairs, $2000, for all equipment other than rolling stock. Over the years it has been 
expended, $7566 last year, years $7586 previous year and was cut down $8000 to $6000 for 2008 and 
that amount is lower than what we have spent over last 4 years. Don Stevens: said we bought two 
computers in December so they wouldn't need another one this year. Moderator read the article as 
again, as amended. Verbal vote taken and ayes have it. ARTICLE 11 PASSES AS AMENDED. 

Articlel2: "To accept the report of the Treasurer and the Fire Commissioners and pass any vote 
relating thereto. Comm. Gallant moved to the floor. Seconded by Jerry Davis. No comments or 
discussion. Oral vote taken. Ayes have it. ARTICLE 12 PASSES. 

Artclel3: "To see if the District will vote to authorize the Fire Commissioners to apply for, receive 
and expend federal and state grants, which may become available during the course of the year, in 
accordance with RSA 3 1 :95-b and also to accept and expend money, from any other governmental 
unit or private source, to be used for the purposes for which the Fire District may legally appropriate 
money." Dave Liberatore moved to floor and seconded by Jerry Davis. Discussion: none. Vote taken 
and Ayes' have it ARTICLE 13 PASSES. 

Article 14: "To see if the District, in accordance with RSA 33:7, will vote to authorize the Fire 
Commissioners to borrow money in anticipation of taxes." Comm. Gallant moved to the floor and 
seconded by Jerry Davis. Steve Bluhm asked why we are voting to allow the Commissioners to enter 
into a TAN. Comm. Gallant stated the body is not voting for us to take out a TAN but gives us 
permission in the event that either town may not be able to make a monthly payment then the fire 
district could apply for a TAN to keep operating. No more discussion. Moderator asked for the vote. 
Vote taken, ayes have it. ARTICLE 14 PASSES. 

Article 15: "To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting." 
No discussion. 

Comm. Gallant motioned to adjourn and seconded. Meeting adjourned at 8:55 pm. 
Respectfully submitted, Janine L. Vary, Clerk Appointed 



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Report of Forest Fire Warden and State Forest Ranger 

Your local Forest Fire Warden, Fire Department, and the State of New Hampshire Division of Forests 
& Lands work collaboratively to reduce the risk and frequency of wild land fires in New Hampshire. 
To help us assist you, please contact your local Forest Fire Warden or Fire Department to determine if 
a permit is required before doing ANY outside burning. Under State law (RSA 227-L:17) a fire permit 
is required for all outside burning unless the ground is completely covered with snow. The New 
Hampshire Department of Environmental Services also prohibits the open burning of household waste. 
Citizens are encouraged to contact the local fire department or DES at 1-800-498-6868 or 
www.des.state.nh.us for more information. Safe open burning requires diligence and responsibility. 
Help us to protect New Hampshire's forest resources. For more information please contact the 
Division of Forests & Lands at (603) 271-2214, or online at www.nhdfl.org . 

Spring fire season lasted unusually long this past year, with very high fire danger stretching into the 
first week of June. Once again, the rains started to fall during the summer and the fire activity was 
fairly light for the remainder of the year. The acreage burned was less than that of 2007. The largest 
forest fire during the 2008 season burned approximately 54 acres on Rattlesnake Mountain in Rumney 
on White Mountain National Forest property. Another 39 acre fire occurred on Mount Major in Alton 
during the month of April. Our statewide system of 16 fire lookout towers is credited with keeping 
most fires small and saving several structures this season due to their quick and accurate spotting 
capabilities. Many homes in New Hampshire are located in the wild land urban interface, which is the 
area where homes and flammable wild land fuels intermix. Several of the fires during the 2008 season 
threatened structures, a constant reminder that forest fires burn more than just trees. Homeowners 
should take measures to prevent a wild land fire from spreading to their home. Precautions include 
keeping your roof and gutters clear of leaves and pine needles, and maintaining adequate green space 
around your home free of flammable materials. Additional information and homeowner 
recommendations are available at www . fl re wise . org . 

Please help Smokey Bear, your local fire department and the state's Forest Rangers by being fire wise 
and fire safe! 




- 104 



2008 STATE FIRE STATISTICS 

(figures do not include fires under the 2008 Tilton-Northfield jurisdiction of the White Mountain 
National Forest) 

FIRE STATISTICS 



COUNTY STATISTICS 


County 


Acres 


#of 
Fires 


Belknap 


43 


S2 


Carroll 


6 


40 


Cheshire 


28 


45 


Coos 


5 


18 


Grafton 


12 


52 


Hillsborough 


13 


54 


Merrimack 


12 


67 


Rockingham 


35 


46 


Strafford 


9 


20 


Sullivan 


12 


31 



Year 


# of Fires 


2008 


49 


2007 


69 


2006 


58 


2005 


80 


2004 


62 


2003 


44 




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Total Fires 


Total Acres 


Arson 


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2008 


455 


175 


Debris 


173 




2007 


437 


212 


Camp fire 


35 




2006 


500 


473 


Children 


23 




2005 


546 


174 


Smoking 


36 




2004 


482 


147 


Railroad 


2 










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2009 SAVINA HARTWELL 
Memorial Concerts & Community Projects Fund 

OUR 17 th SEASON OF FREE CONCERTS! 

Every Sunday Evening: 

Thru July and August from 6:30 to 9:00 pm 

At Tilton Island Park 

Main Street/Rout 3 in Tilton NH 



Amoskeag Strummers 

Co-sponsor: Ken Partridge Construction / Tilton 

60's Invasion Show 

Co-sponsor: Northway Bank / Bank 

East Bay Jazz Ensemble 

Co-sponsor: The Gale Insurance Agency, Inc. / Tilton 

Annie and the Orphans 

Co-sponsor: Tilton Diner / Tilton 

Karen Morgan / Pony Express 

Co-sponsor: Franklin Savings Bank / Franklin-Tilton 

Day Janerio 

Co-sponsor: Grevior's Furniture / Franklin 

Compaq Bigband 

Co-sponsor: The Savina Hartwell Community Projects Fund 

Onion River Jazz Band 

Lunch At the Dump (Bluegrass) 



Refreshments are available, but feel free to bring your own or a Picnic (no Alcohol 

please) and DO Bring Chairs or Blankets to sit on. The concerts are FREE TO 

ALL and are "weather-Permitting" subject to cancellation due to rain. 

Tilton and Northfield's Summertime Classic! 

More Information Is Available: 

Bu Phone: 603-286-3000 










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Northfield, NH 



Community Contact 


Town of Northfield 




Board of Selectmen 




21 Summer Street 




Northfield, NH 03276 


Telephone 


(603) 286-7039 


Fax 


(603) 286-3328 


E-mail 


gsmith@northfieldnh.org 


Web Site 


www.northfieldnh.org 



Municipal Office Hours 



County 

Labor Market Area 
Tourism Region 
Planning Commission 
Regional Development 

Election Districts 

US Congress 
Executive Council 
State Senate 
State Representative 



Selectmen: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm; Town 
Clerk/Tax Collector: Monday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm, 
Tuesday, 8:30 am - 7 pm, and Wednesday, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Merrimack 

Franklin NH Micro-NECTA 

Lakes 

Lakes Region 

Capital Regional Development Council 



District 2 
District 2 
District 7 
Merrimack County District 6 



Incorporated: 1780 

Origin: Like many other towns, Northfield began with a group of residents who 
felt they lived too far from the center of town, in this case Canterbury, making it 
inconvenient to attend public affairs. Petitioners were granted a separate township 
in 1780. The Northfield library was called the "Northfield Improving Society for the 
Promotion of Useful Knowledge," the same title used by Benjamin Franklin in 
1743 for the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. The library began 
with a supply of 24 books, charging an annual membership fee of $5, 
and continued under that name until 1842. 

Villages and Place Names: unknown 

Population, Year of the First Census Taken: 606 residents in 1 790 

Population Trends: Population change for Northfield totaled 3,008 over 50 
years, from 1,561 in 1950 to 4,569 in 2000. The largest decennial percent change 
was a 40 percent increase between 1980 and 1990, this followed a 39 percent 

increase over the previous 





Merrimack County 



1950 1960 1970 1BC 1990 2QQQ 2017 



decade. The 2007 Census 

estimate for Northfield was 

5,144 residents, which ranked 64th among New Hampshire's incorporated cities and towns. 

Population Density and Land Area (NH Office of Energy & Planning): 177.1 persons per 

square mile of land area. Northfield contains 28.6 square miles of land area and 0.3 square 

miles of inland water area.